|Black & white - Film copy negative
|Australia: New South Wales, Cowra
|5 August 1944
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Clothes and blankets, used as protection against the barbed wire, hanging over the perimeter ...
Clothes and blankets, used as protection against the barbed wire, hanging over the perimeter fencing around B Compound of the Cowra Prisoner of War (POW) Camp immediately after the escape attempt by 1100 POWs in the early hours of the morning on 5 August 1944. 231 Japanese POWs and four Australian soldiers were killed during the escape. There are two dead bodies of Japanese POWs that have been caught in the fence in the foreground. (Donor Defence Public Relations)