|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
Second World War, 1939-1945
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand. c. 1945. Interior of the British medical ward at the Japanese prisoner of ...
Kanchanaburi, Thailand. c. 1945. Interior of the British medical ward at the Japanese prisoner of war (POW) hospital at Kanchanaburi. At the right an intravenous transfusion is in progress. The raised sleeping platforms made of split bamboo and the interior construction are typical of this type of hut which was used extensively to accommodate Allied POWs who worked on the Burma-Thailand railway. Each man had one metre of space. Kanchanaburi (Kanburi) is located fifty kilometres north of Nong Pladuk (also known as Non Pladuk), or 364 kilometres south of Thanbyuzayat. (Donor B. Theobald)