A Netherlands East Indies (NEI) army soldier standing guard at the foot of the gangplank of the ...

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Accession Number 011779/23
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Maker Bottomley, Clifford
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Java, Batavia
Date made c February 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

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.