Monday, August 26, 2013

Aug

26

1943

Barbaric Japanese punishment for PoWs seeking food

Singapore: The cookhouse, Changi Gaol. British POW's prepare their main meal of rice. Leslie Cole, 1945.

Meanwhile, in his solitary confinement, the PoW involved was being systematically starved by the Japanese, who reduced his ration to one small dish of cold rice a day and one cup of water. No arrangements were made for washing or tending his many cuts and bruises, and his cell — none too clean on his arrival — became progressively filthier.