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106530

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number 106530
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative acetate
Photographer Aspinall, George

Description

CHANGI, SINGAPORE, 1942-09-04. AIF AND BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR AT SELARANG BARRACKS. IN FOREGROUND ARE MAKE-SHIFT SHELTERS CONSTRUCTED BY COOKS ALONGSIDE A WATER TRUCK. TROOPS IN LEFT BACKGROUND ARE QUEUEING AT THE REGIMENTAL AID POST FOR WHAT LITTLE TREATMENT IS AVAILABLE. THE PHOTOGRAPH WAS SECRETLY TAKEN BY AN AUSTRALIAN PRISONER OF WAR DURING HIS PERIOD OF CAPTIVITY BY THE JAPANESE IN MALAYA AND CONCEALED IN THE FALSE BOTTOM OF A WATER BOTTLE WHICH WAS LATER PRESENTED TO THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL. (SAME IMAGE AT 132935) (SEE ALSO 106531).