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DAVEY CRIPPS STUDIO PHOTOGRAPH HELD AWM
REG CARTER’S STUDIO PORTRAIT HELD AT AWM
Photograph from IWM of the Golden Nail – created for the Japanese celebrations marking the completion of the Burma-Thai Railway 1943
AIF vehicle changing to Jungle Green from Desert Warfare. Unfortunately their uniforms could not be spray painted and the 8th Division could be seen like a beacon in the jungle, especially noted in Singapore.
WX8133 Jackson, Tom ‘Snake’ working Lein Kang aerodrome near Saigon with 3 other POWs stole Red Cross parcels. Caught & punished. Made to lie on their backs Japanese guards poured hot water into their mouths until they blacked out. Then jumped on their stomachs while pouring cold water over their faces. This procedure was repeated over & over. ‘Singapore & Beyond’ Don Wall.
Robert Hansen and his mother. Please read further about our Indigenous soldiers
Darwin War Trials: An accused Japanese soldier shows the court how POWs were made to kneel on a piece of wood, left for hours like this they were physically beaten and unable to stand.
The Grieving Mother by Peter Corlett, Ballarat, Victoria
Civilian internees were moved to Sime Road from Changi Prison in 1944. Military POWs were sent to Changi Prison, conditions were very crowded. Women with their children (incl. boys up to 12 years) were interned separately from men with their own hospital – 3 families lived in 3 bunk beds. Food was minimal and disease rampant.
Dean Alston’s cartoon – West Australian
POW Dysentery Ward Christmas 1943 Thailand by British POW John George Mennie
Amputee Ward Burma-Thai Railway
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