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Japanese soldiers waiting for transport out of Sandakan end of war 1945. Behind is the bombed-out Sandakan
CAPTAIN (CAPT) LIONEL COLIN MATTHEWS GC MC, 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION SIGNALS Established & ran Sandakan Secret Underground Network Convicted and died by Japanese Firing Squad in 1943
Visit to Campbell Barracks Museum 2021 Harry Tysoe, 2/4th MGB Art Gallery
General Douglas MacArthur & General Thomas Blamey Australia’s Commander in Chief, WW2
Australian Amputees known as ‘Leggies’ arrive Singapore from Bangkok 25 Sept 1945
POWs preparing a Borehole
Lt. Col Michael Anketell leading 2/4th marching through Perth 1941
Pows from Japan being inoculated Manila Sept 1945 by Australian nurses.
FIRST DAY SINGAPORE WAR TRIALS 1946
Prime Minister, 1941-1944 (until tide turned against Japan) General Hideki Tojo led Japan into Pacific War, approving the attack on Pearl Harbour. General HIDEKI TOJO convicted by International Military Tribunal for Far East at Tokyo Trials, sentenced to death & hanged on December 23, 1948.
SINGAPORE. 1945-09-13. PRISONERS OF WAR RELEASED FROM CHANGI PRISON CAMP WERE EVACUATED FROM SINGAPORE BY THE AUSTRALIAN HOSPITAL SHIP MANUNDA, THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN SHIP TO ARRIVE AT SINGAPORE AFTER THE SURRENDER OF THE JAPANESE. SHOWN, A GENERAL VIEW OF AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY WORKERS SERVING TEA TO THE EX-PRISONERS OF WAR WHILE THEY WAIT FOR ORDERS TO EMBARK ABOARD THE MANUNDA.
Changi Gaol with former POWs 1945
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