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Burned Remains of US Gis from Bataan Death March, Capas, Philippines, March 1945

Burned Remains of US Gis from Bataan Death March, Capas, Philippines, March 1945

Taken on 1945-03-20

"U. S. Army personnel toiled to identify the charred remains of Americans captured at Bataan and Corregidor and burned alive on Palawan. Picture shows charred remains being interred in grave."

Source: National Archives and Records Administration/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

Dutch Special Forces Sergeant Being Executed by Japanese Soldier, New Guinea, Dutch East Indies, Oct

Dutch Special Forces Sergeant Being Executed by Japanese Soldier, New Guinea, Dutch East Indies, Oct

Taken on 1943-10-24

"A photograph found on the body of a dead Japanese soldier showing NX143314 Sergeant (Sgt) Leonard G. Siffleet of "M" Special Unit, wearing a blindfold and with his arms tied, about to be beheaded with a sword by Yasuno Chikao. The execution was ordered by Vice Admiral Kamada, the commander of the Japanese Naval Forces at Aitape. Sgt Siffleet was captured with Private (Pte) Pattiwahl and Pte Reharin, Ambonese members of the Netherlands East Indies Forces, whilst engaged in reconnaissance behind the Japanese lines. Yasuno Chikao died before the end of the war."

Source: Australian War Museum/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Australian and Dutch POWs on Burma-Thai "Death Railway", Thailand, 1943

Australian and Dutch POWs on Burma-Thai "Death Railway", Thailand, 1943

Taken on 1943-01-01

"The living and working conditions on the Burma Railway were often described as "horrific", with maltreatment, sickness, and starvation. The estimated total number of civilian labourers and POWs who died during construction varies considerably, but the Australian Government figures suggest that of the 330,000 people that worked on the line (including 250,000 Asian labourers and 61,000 Allied POWs) about 90,000 of the labourers and about 16,000 Allied prisoners died." Date unknown.

Source: Australian War Memorial/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

American Troops Along the Bataan Death March, Luzon, Philippines, May 1942

American Troops Along the Bataan Death March, Luzon, Philippines, May 1942

Taken on 1942-05-01

"They were beaten, and they were starved as they marched. Those who fell were bayoneted. Some of those who fell were beheaded by Japanese officers who were practicing with their samurai swords from horseback. The Japanese culture at that time reflected the view that any warrior who surrendered had no honor; thus was not to be treated like a human being. Thus they were not committing crimes against human beings.[...] The Japanese soldiers at that time [...] felt they were dealing with subhumans and animals." U.S. Congressional Representative Dana Rohrabacher. Date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

Doolittle Raider Blindfolded by Japanese Captors Before Extradition to Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 1942

Doolittle Raider Blindfolded by Japanese Captors Before Extradition to Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 1942

Taken on 1942-04-30

"U.S. Army Air Force Lt. Robert L. Hite, blindfolded by his captors, is led from a Japanese transport plane after he and the other seven flyers were flown from Shanghai to Tokyo. Hite was co-pilot of crew 16 (B-25B s/n 40-2268 Bat out of Hell, 34th Bomb Squadron) of the 'Doolittle Raiders'. After about 45 days in Japan, all eight were taken back to China by ship and imprisoned in Shanghai. On 15 October 1942 three were executed, one died in captivity. The four others, including Hite, were liberated on 20 August 1945." Date unknown.

Source: USAF/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Indian POWs, Derna, Libya, 1941

Indian POWs, Derna, Libya, 1941

Taken on 1941-01-01

"The first troops of the Indian Legion were recruited from Indian POWs captured at El Mekili, Libya during the battles for Tobruk. The German forces in the Western Desert selected a core group of 27 POWs as potential officers and they were flown to Berlin in May 1941, to be followed, after the Centro I experiment, by POWs being transferred from the Italian forces to Germany." 1941, exact date unknown.

Source: Bundesarchiv/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-13

German POWs in a French Prison Camp, Western Front, World War I

German POWs in a French Prison Camp, Western Front, World War I

Taken on 1918-01-01

German prisoners in a French camp for POWs. Prisoners of the Allies in the West were relatively well taken care of, as they did not suffer from the same supply problems as POWs of the Central Powers and Russia. Date unknown.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-06

Transit Point for Boer POWs

Transit Point for Boer POWs

Taken on 1900-01-01

The Second Boer War saw Boer POWs dispersed widely throughout the British Empire after first being processed through transit camps like the one above.

Source: anonymous

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-01

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