Medical Inspection, Chungkai Hospital Camp, 1943

Jack Bridger Chalker

 
Medical Inspection, Chungkai Hospital Camp, 1943
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Medical Inspection, Chungkai Hospital Camp, 1943.

Oil on canvas by Jack Chalker, Royal Artillery, 1946.

A Japanese medical inspection of prisoners of war during the Second World War; those fit enough to stand were sent back to work on the Thailand-Burma railway. Some 20,000 British, Australian and Dutch POWs and about 200,000 Chinese, Malays, Tamils, Thais and Burmese died while working on this project. Many more died in Japanese labour camps or in hospitals like Chungkai.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
82642
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1995-10-3-1

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