Saturday, June 15, 2013

Jun

15

1943

Cholera strikes the POWs on the Railway of Death

Kanyu Riverside Camp: Dysentery Ward

George Gimsom, 1943

Three thick pieces of bamboo about two and a half feet wide were laid on the ground as the head, middle and bottom of the bed frame; and long pieces, flattened out, were laid on top of them. These were the standard pieces which we supplied by joint labour. Over them we each built the best shelter we could devise, most of us using our groundsheets. We had also to dig ourselves a latrine.