|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base|
|Place made||Netherlands East Indies: Java, Batavia|
|Date made||c February 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A Netherlands East Indies (NEI) army soldier standing guard at the foot of the gangplank of the ...
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.