Tom Marsh Memoirs - End Notes

1 a member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian origin; descended from the Persians; now found in western India

2 * Four Canadians escaped Sergeant John Payne, Percy Ellis, and another Grenadier by the name of Adams, and Corporal Prozinski made an escape in August 1942. They were the only Canadians to attempt an escape, and they were captured almost the next day, without trial, were literally murdered by the Japanese. - From an interview with Harry Atkinson, April 19, 1986

* I have the report of Tse Dickuan, the British/Chinese spy who worked in Sham Shui Po. He states that Payne and the other three Canadians were beheaded, and that five of the seven British escapees captured at the same time were bayoneted (the other two were simply sent back to camp - I have no idea why. However, he does not state when and where these murders took place. - Personal correspondence from Tony Banham, author ‘Not The Slightest Chance: The Defence of Hong Kong – 1941’

3 January 19th, 1943 at 1 PM – from the diary of Lance Corporal Charles Richard Trick, Winnipeg Grenadiers

4 Nipon Ko Kan and its founder, Morosiro Shiaichi, made millions of dollars profiting from the Japanese war effort, partly from using Canadian prisoners as slave laborers. In similar circumstances, German corporations have paid billions of dollars in compensation to wartime workers. Japanese companies are being pressed by Canada's veterans for compensation, but refuse even to discuss the issue.

5 Kamloops or Kamloops Kid, was Kanao Inouye, he was personally responsible for the deaths of eight Canadian soldiers held as prisoners. At the end of the war he was imprisoned for war crimes and this created quite a problem for the Canadian Government. Kanao Inouye was a Canadian citizen and there is no provision in the Canadian government to execute one of its own citizens for war crimes. However, Kanao Inouye was tried for treason and executed.

6 Hedy LaMarr (1913 – 2000)

Austrian leading lady of the 30s and 40s, in Hollywood from 1937 after creating a sensation by appearing nude in the Czech film Extase (1933).