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Escaped Indian Prisoners WWII – Old Photo 1945
This is an old 1945 news photograph of the escaped Indian Prisoners in WWII. This is about British India era Indian pow escaping 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….”
Did you know- Major-General Stringer Lawrence considered the father of the Indian Army, became the first Commander-In-Chief under the British East India Company in 1761.
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