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ID number 011779/23
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Department of Information
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Java, Batavia
Date made February 1942
Physical description Black & white


A Netherlands East Indies (NEI) army soldier standing guard at the foot of the gangplank of the troop transport ship HMT Orcades, which was bringing Australian troops from the Middle East. Many of the troops were disembarked at Batavia where they became Blackforce and were taken as prisoners of war (POWs) by the Japanese.