Featherston Prisoner of War Camp

Featherston Prisoner of War Camp

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Featherston prisoner of war camp was a camp for captured Japanese soldiers during World War II at Featherston, New Zealand. It had been established during World War I as the largest military training camp in New Zealand. At the request of the United States, in September 1942 it was re-established as a P.O.W. camp. The commandant was Major R. H. Perrett, who was succeeded by Lieutenant Colonel D.H. Donaldson in mid December, 1942. Medical services were provided by a 40-bed hospital, which saw its first patient on 18 August 1943. About 800 prisoners from the Battle of Guadalcanal were housed there, many of them conscripts.show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135678507
  • 9786135678505