MACASSAR, CELEBES ISLANDS 1945-09-24. OCCUPATION OF MACASSAR BY THE 2/27TH BATTALION. WHEN THE ...

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Accession Number 119454
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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MACASSAR, CELEBES ISLANDS 1945-09-24. OCCUPATION OF MACASSAR BY THE 2/27TH BATTALION. WHEN THE CITY WAS OCCUPIED BY AUSTRALIAN TROOPS, MANY ALLIED PRISONERS OF WAR AND CIVILIAN INTERNEES WERE FREED. MOST OF THE PRISONERS OF WAR WERE ROYAL NAVY SEAMEN FROM HMS EXETER, HMS ENCOUNTER AND HMS STRONGHOLD, SHIPS WHICH ALONG WITH HMAS PERTH HAD BEEN SUNK DURING THE BATTLE OF THE SUNDA STRAIT. THE EX PRISONERS OF WAR WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE SUBMARINE DEPOT SHIP HMS MAIDSTONE BY HMAS BARCOO AND HMAS INVERELL. A SICK EX PRISONER BEING WINCHED ABOARD HMS MAIDSTONE. (PHOTOGRAPHER SERGEANT F BUTT)