Burma or Thailand. 1945. An emaciated cholera patient in one of the prisoner of war (POW) ...

Unit Labour units
Place Asia: Burma Thailand Railway
Accession Number P01433.027
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

Burma or Thailand. 1945. An emaciated cholera patient in one of the prisoner of war (POW) hospitals. Cholera epidemics, particularly in the wet season, raged among all the workers on the Burma-Thailand railway and were responsible for many Allied POW deaths and thousands of deaths among the native labourers. (Donor B. Theobald)