Liberated POWs, Balikpapan

Place Asia: Borneo, Balikpapan
Accession Number ART23321
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 25.6 x 37.8 cm; image: 25.6 x 37.8 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pen and ink on paper
Maker Friend, Donald
Place made Borneo: Balikpapan, Borneo: Balikpapan
Date made 25 September 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Two Australian prisoners 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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