Pakanbaru POW camp, Sumatra

Accession Number F02170
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra
Date made 15 September 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Pakanbaru POW Camp, Sumatra 15 September 1945. Sign No 1 Allied Hospital. Emaciated men cooking rice. The sick are on stretchers and are carried by lorries to airfield and are loaded aboard ambulance C-47 Dakota aircraft. Identified personnel: Sister Margaret Braid of Perth RAAF Nursing Service No 2 Medical Air Evacuation Transport Unit seen tending to sick and helping to load sick POWs into Douglas C-47 Dakota transport aircraft and taking details of POWs being evacuated..

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