Fact versus fiction: Australian prisoners of the Japanese

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

23 Jan 2020

During the opening stages of the Imperial Japanese onslaught into south-east Asia and the Pacific during the Second World War, approximately 22,000 Australian servicemen and servicewomen were made prisoners of war. After the war public perceptions of prisoner-of-war service were shaped by wartime propaganda and postwar representations in movies such as the “Academy Award” winning The bridge on the River Kwai. This public presentation will address some of the facts and fiction surrounding Australian prisoners of war.

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