Escaped Indian Prisoners WWII, 1945 Photo

Escaped Indian Prisoners WWII, 1945 Photo

An old 1945 news photo of escaped Indian Prisoners in WWII. This was during the British-India era when Indian pows escaped their Japanese captors in World War II. The text on the back reads-

“Indian Official Photo, Escaped Indian War Prisoners Feted. Indian soldiers who escaped from the Japanese at Hollandia in Northern New Guinea have just reached home after two years as prisoners in the hands of the enemy. They tell grim stories of the harsh treatment and hardships they endured.
Picture Shows:- Brigadier MacGregor, Sub Area Commander, welcoming the garlanded men at a transit camp in India….”

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Escaped Indian Prisoners WWII, 1945 Photo

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10 x 8 inches

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British information services