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Geographical Use of POWs

POWs and internees were held in camps in Singapore, Malaya, Siam (Thailand), Burma (Myanmar), Formosa (Taiwan), Indo China (Vietnam), Dutch East Indies (Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Timor, Ambon, etc.), Borneo, Korea, Manchuria, Hong Kong, Philippines, New Guinea, China and Japan.  POWs were transported long distance in unmarked merchant ships in appalling conditions. Many were sunk by Allied submarines unaware of their human cargo.

 

To illustrate the types of activity, some examples, not exhaustive, follow.

The following maps are taken from Unsung Heroes of the Royal Air Force by Les and Pam Stubbs

 
 
General Map of Camps