Burma or Thailand. 1945. The feet of an Allied prisoner of war (POW) suffering from beri-beri. In ...

Place Asia: Burma Thailand Railway
Accession Number P01433.029
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Burma or Thailand. 1945. The feet of an Allied prisoner of war (POW) suffering from beri-beri. In this case his feet are badly swollen, making standing and walking very painful. A disease caused by vitamin deficiency, beri-beri was rife due to the meagre diet provided by the Japanese. (Donor B. Theobald)