|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
Leemon, Jack Holder
|Place made||Singapore: Changi|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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An Assistant Executioner (either of the British or Australian Army) having strapped the ankles of ...
An Assistant Executioner (either of the British or Australian Army) having strapped the ankles of a convicted Japanese war criminal (concealed by a white hood), steadies the condemned with his left hand on his shoulder. The hangman, having completed his preparations, has retreated off frame to the right, where the operating lever is situated. His left arm is visible as he positions himself at the lever. Images P04279.003 and P04273.011 show the hangman's arms as he operates the lever. These gallows at Changi Gaol had provision for multiple executions (note the D-bolt shackle at top right from which another noose could be hung). The photographer had captioned his original print "Ready to Go."