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Australian soldiers after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, 1945

Five Australian former prisoners of war catch up on news from home after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, September 1945.

Photo Credit: Australian War Memorial

Australian Aborigines in chains at Wyndham prison, 1902

Captive and chained Aboriginals, early 1900s.

Leonard Siffleet about to be beheaded with a sword by a Japanese soldier, 1943

A photograph of the Japanese soldier Yasuno Chikao an instant before he strikes off Siffleet’s head was taken from the body of a Japanese casualty later in the war, 1943.

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Hundreds of New Guinean stretcher and supply carriers stand at attention as Australian Major General George Alan Vasey thanks them in a medal ceremony.

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New Guinea police form an honor guard during a medal ceremony for native stretcher bearers and supply carriers.

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A carrier receives medical attention at an Allied forward outpost.

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Natives and Allied troops rest during the New Guinea offensive.

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Boys help unload fuel drums during the Allied offensive.

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Carriers transport supplies through trackless jungle.

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Supply carriers paddle a boat bearing supplies.