Men of F and H Force on return to Changi
ID numberART26514
Collection typeArt
TitleMen of F and H Force on return to Changi
MeasurementOverall: 46.8 x 36.4 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeSingapore: Changi
Date madec 1943
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionA group of figure studies of emaciated men and their limbs and torsos. The figures are of men returned from the Burma-Thailand railway. This is one of a small collection of works on paper by Murray Griffin, a captured official war artist, done in Changi. Over the three years, Griffin's work changes from an optimistic record of camp life, to detached evidence of atrocities and death. The selection also introduces major themes for this section - camp life, making do, the brutality of forced labour.