SELARANG BARRACKS, SINGAPORE. 1942-09. A PANORAMA TAKEN FROM THE TOP OF ONE OF THE BARRACKS BLOCKS LOOKING ACROSS THE BARRACKS SQUARE SHOWING THE 15,400 BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR WHO ...

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Title SELARANG BARRACKS, SINGAPORE. 1942-09. A PANORAMA TAKEN FROM THE TOP OF ONE OF THE BARRACKS BLOCKS LOOKING ACROSS THE BARRACKS SQUARE SHOWING THE 15,400 BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR WHO ...
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SELARANG BARRACKS, SINGAPORE. 1942-09. A PANORAMA TAKEN FROM THE TOP OF ONE OF THE BARRACKS BLOCKS LOOKING ACROSS THE BARRACKS SQUARE SHOWING THE 15,400 BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR WHO HAD BEEN FORCED BY THEIR JAPANESE CAPTORS ONTO THE BARRACKS SQUARE FOR THEIR REFUSAL TO SIGN AN UNDERTAKING DEMANDED BY THE JAPANESE THAT THEY WOULD NOT ESCAPE. THE BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN COMMANDERS FINALLY NEGOTIATED THAT THE JAPANESE `REQUEST' BE MADE AN `ORDER' AND THEN ORDERED THEIR OWN MEN TO SIGN. THE JAPANESE ALLOWED THE POW'S TO RETURN TO THEIR FORMER AREAS ON 1943-09-05. (DONOR B. THEOBALD)

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