Sim, Sydney B.E.M. (Signalman, d.1990)

Unit Divisional signals
Place Asia: Singapore, Changi
Accession Number PR00499
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 3 items
Object type Copy
Maker Sim, Sydney
Date made 1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 92/0661
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Transcripts of news broadcasts received on a wireless radio set in Changi Prisoner of War camp, Singapore. They describe events following the Japanese surrender, and the lead-up to the occupation of Japan by Allied forces. Events described include dropping of supplies to POW camps, arrangements for evacuation of POWs and demobilisation of troops, and preparations for the occupation.