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of Men

Post Office engineer Frank Keegan joined the British army for initial training in 1939, aged 22.

As a Signalman for the Royal Signals he boarded the Empress of Japan in 1941, bound for Singapore.

Whilst assisting the evacuation of the Malay Peninsula he was captured by the Japanese and put to work building the Death Railway.

75 years after his liberation Frank talks candidly about life as a prisoner of war, the treatment he received from his captors and the daily struggle against starvation, disease and incredible brutality.

Passing his 100th birthday, Frank speaks softly and with good humour, as his recorded memories are accompanied by Mark Fletcher’s haunting piano composition.

The Measure of Men will be released as a double album in September, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day and Frank's liberation. Pre-order here.

A podcast serialisation has begun and is freely available now at Apple, Spotify and Soundcloud.

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