The bugle and the breakout: Cowra prisoner-of-war camp, August 1944

Community Event

1 Aug 2019

Join a curator for a talk on the events surrounding the largest breakout attempt from a prisoner-of-war camp in Australia. View the bugle that signalled the 2 am breakout on 5 August 1944 of hundreds of Japanese prisoners from the No. 12 prisoner-of-war compound near Cowra, New South Wales.


Cafe Carpark Family Friendly Free Wifi Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop


Free Entry

Event Times

1 Aug 2019

Once Only Event


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