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Carpenter's Address to the Men of the 1st Battalion p.52

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: MM006 Source: The Moore Papers Location: Changi POW Camp Report No: N/A Artifact Type: Address Production Date: 1942-02-05 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: 20cm x 33cm Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

Three page typed document written by Lt Col Carpenter dated 2nd May 1942 explaining how the battalion had been captured and how he expects his men to behave in captivity

Historic Context:

This document sets out to explain to the Cambridgeshires the circumstance of their defeat and the expectations placed upon them in captivity. It includes a section on the futility of escaping, highlighting the difference in circumstances between Singapore and Germany.

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