Prisoner of war

Collection ID ART23320
Collection type Art
Title Prisoner of war
Measurement sheet: 25.6 x 37.6 cm; image: 25.6 x 37.6 cm
Object type Drawing
Maker Friend, Donald
Place made Borneo: Balikpapan
Date made 21 June 2017
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Australian prisoner of war liberated from Japanese custody in Balikpapan, Borneo, August 1945. Friend shows the deteriorating physical condition of the men held prisoners of the Japanese after such a long period. They were in a bad state from fever, malnutrition, beri beri and general ill-treatment.

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