Kuching POW Camp

Accession Number F07331
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 8 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Rainsford, Keith Carr
Place made Borneo: Sarawak, Kuching
Date made 11-12 September 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Scenes taken at POW camp, Kuching, where some one thousand three hundred people, British, Australian troops and civilians and some Roman Catholic priests had gathered. Parade for visit of 351001 (VX7) Major General George Frederick Wootten, General Officer Commanding 9 Australian Division at POW camp. Japanese soldiers still guard POW camp and city of Kuching. Two POW officers, Lieutenant Colonel Morgan, 2/12 Australian Field Regiment (left), and VX48547 Major Leonard John Malcolm Blanksby, 4 Anti tank Regiment (right). 437351 (SX3295) Brigadier Thomas Charles Eastick DSO ED, reading from a paper. Warrant Officer 1 Beckett from London, who built the two valve radio set in Kuching Camp. Ex Chief Secretary of Sarawak Civil Service, Mr J B Archer, raising the flag.

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