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1939- P/O Alf Thompson (right) and Squadron Leader Sydney Murray of No. 102 Squadron RAF talking with a German officer at Oflag X-A in Itzehoe, Germany. Their Whitley bomber was hit by anti-aircraft fire on the night of September 9th while they were dropping leaflets over Germany. Thompson was from Ontario, Canada, and was the first Canadian POW of WWII.
Singapore. Australian prisoners of war (POWs) wave joyfully to chinese residents of Singapore as they drive through the street having their first taste of freedom. The Chinese did wonderful work, despite severe Japanese punishment, in getting food and money to Australian POWs during their imprisonment. Pictured, left to right: Harry Ballans of Bowral, NSW; Sergeant Jim Orr of Grafton, NSW.
An unidentified Allied Prisoner of War (POW) dentist performing dental work on a patient in the dental clinic in Roberts Hospital, part of the Changi POW camp. This image was secretly taken by Major John Rosson and the camera and negatives were kept hidden from the Japanese throughout his internment.