ART24486

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ID number ART24486
Title Troops de-bugging their beds, Changi
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Griffin, Murray
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1942-1943
Medium oil over pencil on softboard
Measurement Overall: 63 x 81.2 cm

Description

Bed frames treated with hot water to kill vermin. Due to being kept together in close confines, disease and lice spread rapidly through the POW camp, decimating an already frail population.