Series 8 - Prisoner of war accounts

Accession Number AWM2020.22.100
Collection number PR01216
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Series
Item count 1
Object type Papers
Date made 1994-1992
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Series 8 consists of various accounts, correspondence and articles on the experience of Australian prisoners of the Japanese during the Second World War. The focus is primarily on nurses, those captured following the sinking of the Vyner Brooke or Empire Star, or those imprisoned on Sumatra. The series includes accounts on, or by, Sister Nesta James, Private Gregory McNamara, Sister Carrie (Jean) Ashton, missionary Margaret Dryburgh, Sister Thelma McEachern, civilian Edith (Betty) Leembruggen, and Chaplain Lionel Marsden.

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