Christopher Alan Bayly: Investigative historian knighted

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Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at Cambridge, Prof Christopher Alan Bayly, researches and writes extensively about the Far East.

He revealed in a recent book that at the end of World War II more than 80,000 Japanese were kept in captivity.

The historian claimed they were used as cheap labour on projects across Asia and were not repatriated until 1948.

The professor, who also writes about the British Empire and the growth of Europe, was honoured for his contribution to historical scholarship.

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