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P00406.028 | Australian War Memorial  Burma-Thailand Railway. c. 1943. Australian prisoners of war (POWs) laying railway track. (Donor A. Seary)

P00406.028 | Australian War Memorial Burma-Thailand Railway. c. 1943. Australian prisoners of war (POWs) laying railway track. (Donor A. Seary)

P00406.003 | Australian War Memorial  Konkoita, Thailand. 1943. Prisoner of war (POW) labourers building a railway bridge on the Burma-Thailand railway, built for the Japanese by POW labour. Konkoita is approximately 263 kilometres north of Nong Pladuk (also known as Non Pladuk), or 151 kilometres south of Thanbyuzayat. (Donor A. Seary)

P00406.003 | Australian War Memorial Konkoita, Thailand. 1943. Prisoner of war (POW) labourers building a railway bridge on the Burma-Thailand railway, built for the Japanese by POW labour. Konkoita is approximately 263 kilometres north of Nong Pladuk (also known as Non Pladuk), or 151 kilometres south of Thanbyuzayat. (Donor A. Seary)

P00406.002 | Australian War Memorial  Konkoita, Thailand. 1943. Prisoner of war (POW) labourers building a railway bridge on the Burma-Thailand railway, built for the Japanese by POW labour. Konkoita is approximately 263 kilometres north of Nong Pladuk (also known as Non Pladuk), or 151 kilometres south of Thanbyuzayat. (Donor A. Seary)

P00406.002 | Australian War Memorial Konkoita, Thailand. 1943. Prisoner of war (POW) labourers building a railway bridge on the Burma-Thailand railway, built for the Japanese by POW labour. Konkoita is approximately 263 kilometres north of Nong Pladuk (also known as Non Pladuk), or 151 kilometres south of Thanbyuzayat. (Donor A. Seary)

157872 | Australian War Memorial Burma-Thailand Railway. A punishment hole for prisoners of war (POWs) of the Japanese at a camp on the railway.

157872 | Australian War Memorial Burma-Thailand Railway. A punishment hole for prisoners of war (POWs) of the Japanese at a camp on the railway.

USS Sealion (SS-315). British and Australian Prisoners of War rescued by Sealion on 15 September 1944. They had been on board the Japanese transport Rakuyo Maru en route from Singapore to Japan when it was sunk in an attack by the submarine on 12th of September. National Archives photograph, 80-G-281718.

USS Sealion (SS-315). British and Australian Prisoners of War rescued by Sealion on 15 September 1944. They had been on board the Japanese transport Rakuyo Maru en route from Singapore to Japan when it was sunk in an attack by the submarine on 12th of September. National Archives photograph, 80-G-281718.

Image of Survivors of Rakuyo Maru Philippines, 1944, second 2 stock footage video 65675028207

Image of Survivors of Rakuyo Maru Philippines, 1944, second 2 stock footage video 65675028207

World War II Japanese POW to Lobotomy Patient - WSJ.com

The Lobotomy Files: Descent into madness, from Japanese POW to lobotomy patient.

12 September 1944: USS Sealion sinks Rakuyo Maru – and 1300 PoWs-China Sea. Oil-soaked British and Australian prisoners of war who survived the sinking of the Japanese transport Rakuyo Maru by the submarine USS Sealion, being picked up three days later by that submarine

12 September 1944: USS Sealion sinks Rakuyo Maru – and 1300 PoWs-China Sea. Oil-soaked British and Australian prisoners of war who survived the sinking of the Japanese transport Rakuyo Maru by the submarine USS Sealion, being picked up three days later by that submarine

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