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Japanese prisoner of war

Japanese prisoner of war

This photograph of a Japanese prisoner of war at the Featherston camp was taken surreptitiously by a guard at the camp, Harry Hainsworth, in 1945. Japanese had been imprisoned there since September 1942. In all there were 67 deaths among the Japanese prisoners, 48 of them in a major incident in February 1943.

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Photograph by Harry Noel Hainsworth

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Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - American counter-offensive', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34582/japanese-prisoner-of-war (accessed 20 June 2019)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 10 May 2016