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Tied and Chained for 13 Months

Tied and Chained for 13 Months

Mr. Cole recalls that for a long time, prisoners were tied and chained within the camp.

Surrendered and Captured

Surrendered and Captured

Mr. Stanley recalls his days as a POW.

I Done the Best I Could!

I Done the Best I Could!

Reflecting back on his service, Mr. Cole shares his perspective on time served and acceptance of what he and fellow comrades went through.

Stricken with TB

Stricken with TB

Returning home, Mr. Cole finds out that he has TB and is unable to travel with his fellow comrades.

Finally Getting Liberated

Finally Getting Liberated

Mr. Cole shares his feelings when he realized freedom was just around the corner.

Marching 22 Kilometres a Day

Marching 22 Kilometres a Day

Mr. Cole recalls the marches and witnessing horrific sights along the way.

Celebrating Christmas as a POW

Celebrating Christmas as a POW

Mr. Coles share the story of how the prisoner never went without celebrating Christmas, albeit in their own unique way.

Receiving Care Packages

Receiving Care Packages

Mr. Cole tells about the contents given in the Red Cross parcels as well as the care packages sent from their families back home.

Keep your own Head on Straight!

Keep your own Head on Straight!

Mr. Coles tells of his interaction with the padre, Major Foote, while in camp and advice given in respect to their own survival.

Treatment from the Guards

Treatment from the Guards

During time in camp, Mr. Cole speaks of the treatment of guards and expresses the fact that they were not treated badly at all.

Digging a Tunnel in Camp

Digging a Tunnel in Camp

Mr. Cole tells of his involvement in digging a tunnel and the perspective he had for taking part in this activity.

Different Stories about the Camps

Different Stories about the Camps

Mr. Coles acknowledges the idea of different stories from different POW prisoners during their time in camp yet emphasizes that he felt that his experiences weren’t that bad.

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