Prisoner of war

Place Asia: Borneo, Balikpapan
Accession Number ART23320
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 25.6 x 37.6 cm; image: 25.6 x 37.6 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pen and ink on paper
Maker Friend, Donald
Place made Borneo: Balikpapan
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

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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