Men of F and H Force on return to Changi
|Title||Men of F and H Force on return to Changi|
|Place made||Singapore: Changi|
|Date made||c 1943|
|Medium||pencil on paper|
|Measurement||Overall: 46.8 x 36.4 cm|
A 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.