Sprod, George N (Gunner, POW Changi)

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Accession Number 3DRL/5040.001
Collection type Private Record
Record type Item
Measurement Overall: 210 cm x 185 cm x 1 cm
Object type Book
Maker Sprod, George Napier
Date made 1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/098/010
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

This issue (Vol 1) of "Smoke-Oh" is one of the two that remain from the series of camp magazines produced by Gunner George Sprod while a prisoner of the Japanese. In September 1944 he founded and produced in collaboration with Ronald Searle, an English artist, the magazine "Exile" but after a few numbers he decided that he would like to produce a journal with Australian appeal, and "Smoke-Oh" is the result. It ran for two issues only and then Gnr Sprod was taken by the Japanese to help in the digging of the defences of the Island and worked at this until the war finished in August 1945.

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