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Photo Album from Thailand-Burma Railway

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Amputation Cases with Artificial Limbs

Both legs with artificial limbs

Atapi Hut Under Construction

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Bankok Hospital - Malnutrition Patient

Beri Beri shows itself in the feet

Bridges being bombed

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Bridges being bombed

Case of Cholera

Chungkai Concert Party

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Cookhouse staff in typical dress

Curveture of spine

Dr Death - Sgt Okada

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Dr Mursuka and Sgt Fukuda

Tropical ulcers cause foot distortion

Grave

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Grave

Harvey

Hut

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Kanburi Hospital after capitulation

Kanburi Officers Camp

Korean Guards - Black Prince, Silver Bullet, The Lizard

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Saraburi - Koreans

Malnutrition

Malnutrition

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Malnutrition

Nakon Paton - Operating Theatre

Nakon Paton - Surgical Ward

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Pigs

Railway line - bomb damage

Saraburi - Identification Parade, Sep 1945

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Saraburi - Rice carrying party

Tamuang - Yasume

Temuang - MO Room, blood donor

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Temuang - crowded pow hut

These men made over 700 limbs

Tropical Ulcers on shim bone

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Comments

 

Some of these photographs are in Dr Stanley S Pavillard's book "Bamboo Doctor' [MacMillan published in 1960].

He was one of the many Doctors who were some of the hero's of the Railway. Captain Stanley S Pavillard went to Malaya in 1940 as Medical Officer to the Penang Volunteer Forces and in 1941 was transferred to Singapore as the Medical Officer to the 1st Battalion Straits Settlement Volunteer Force and was a POW for the next three and a half years.

He was one of the many who operated on my father along with many others in both Wampo South, Wampo and Tamuang.

My father told us that photographs were taken of some of the operations and the before and after aspects, but he did not say how or when they were taken. I do know that he said that a photo of his leg ulcers was taken and also he was one of the subjects photographed. I believe that Photo Number 22 might well be of him. [ 1425123 WOII RQMS Alfred E [Pop] Nellis 9th Coast Regiment Royal Artillery].

Ref Picture 20 These were Wampo South Guards, 'Silver Bullet' suffered from syphilis and got his name from the method of treatment [ie:- a tube of Arsenical Preparation].

Sgt Okaa - Dr Death was at Kinsayok Camp and was a Japanese Medical Orderly - 'A sadistic bastard' with a special fondness for tormenting and torturing Doctors. (Mike Nellis)


The photos:

Number 11 is "Doctor death": not sure of his real name, (Okada?); the 2/19 unit history notes ' 'the number 1 killer Kenyu area'(p.658).

I think this is one of a largish number of photos taken by the Australian Military History Unit which went up to Thailand in September, 1945 . Go well, (Janet Uhr)


The photograph marked "Concert Party" is of the concert party at Chungkai. I think it is from the production of "Wunder Bar"
My father's friend, Pat Stephenson,(Lt., RAOC) is behind the 2nd and 3rd Japanese from the left.

I think RSM Munnoch (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) is also somewhere in the picture; so is Leo Britt, who produced most of the theatrical undertakings. Does anyone know if he is still around? Regards, (Sandra Guthrie)


 

 

 

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