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War crimes trial, defendants filing into courtroom (no. 3667) : back

This image shows the back of the photographic paper, with printed logos “Crown Copyright” and a hand-written number “3667” on it. A note in typescript is also pasted on the back. The note reads: "Opening of war crimes trial at Singapore. In the Supreme Court at Singapore, Lt. Col. L.G. Coleman, to-day (Monday, 21/1/46) opened the first of the War Crimes Trials in South East Asia Command. Ten Japanese Officers, and other ranks were charged with offences alleging beating, overworking, general maltreatment of Indian Prisoners of War, causing death in some cases. There were also charges of execution against some of them. Picture shows:- 3667... The Japs file into the dock to hear the charges read against them." Title devised by Library staff.

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Digitised images, All rights reserved, National Library Board Singapore, 2015


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