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Graves of British Prisoners Of War (POWs) discovered on Ballale Island by the Australian Army
Caption: "Ballalae island, Bougainville area. 1945-11-10. The graves of allied soldiers [British Prisoners Of War] killed by the Japanese. It is believed that between 300 and 800 allied prisoners of war were killed by the japanese after they completed the airstrip [Ballale Airfield] which was the main enemy base in the solomons area. They were buried in shallow trenches and to date, 57 bodies have been recovered. Troops of 7 Infantry Battalion now occupy the area."
Credit: AWM 098836 Date: November 10, 1945
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