Liberated POWs, Balikpapan

Accession Number ART23321
Collection type Art
Title Liberated POWs, Balikpapan
Measurement sheet: 25.6 x 37.8 cm; image: 25.6 x 37.8 cm
Object types Drawing
Maker Friend, Donald
Date made 25 September 1945
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

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.

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