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Two groups of British former prisoners of war imprisoned in Japanese camps during World War II have changed their minds and will continue to press for compensation from Tokyo, their lawyer said Wednesday.

Martyn Day, solicitor for the Japanese Labor Camps Survivors Association and the Association of British Civilian Internees Far East Region, announced the move a week after the veterans said they would drop their claim in Japan following a decision by the British government to offer the former POWs, surviving widows and civilian internees 10,000 pounds each in compensation.

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