Liberated POWs, Balikpapan
|Title||Liberated POWs, Balikpapan|
|Maker||Friend, Donald (Artist)|
|Place made||Borneo: Balikpapan|
|Date made||25 September 1945|
|Medium||pen and ink on paper|
|Measurement||sheet: 25.6 x 37.8 cm; image: 25.6 x 37.8 cm|
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.