Japanese prisoner of war camp Morotai

Accession Number F07389
Collection type Film
Measurement 5 min 24 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Nicholson, George Harvey
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Halmahera Island, Morotai Island
Date made 28 October 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


Amongst the three hundred thirty five Japanese prisoners held at Morotai are about one hundred who are listed as war criminals. These men are put to heavy work and treated differently from the remainder of the prisoners. Scenes show war criminals engaged in normal heavy labour under the supervision of the Indian troops who had previously been held captive by the Japanese. Other prisoners working in the vegetable gardens and prisoners being interrogated by Army Intelligence Officers. Japanese ABE, head of Japanese Secret Service in the Halmaheras, being questioned by VX19876 Major Wyvern Maxwell Phillips.

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