Back From Hell - POW Drawings

POW Drawings

These are a selection of drawings by John Mennie which are a unique record of the heroism and the horror of life as a Japanese Prisoner of War.
Please note that these drawings are in no particular order.

Christmas Eve, 1943. Carol Singing, Dysentery Ward.
Ching_Kai POW Camp, Thai-Burma Railway.
Watercolour on board.
Copyright Status: artist estate

Insane Soldier, Chung-Kai POW Camp.
Watercolour on paper.
Copyright Status: artist estate

POW´s Loading Japanese Hospital Train from Burma at Kanburi, Thailand, April 1945
A cattle truck 'hospital train' loaded with sick and injured FEPOW's. A Japanese guard inspects the produce of a trackside vendor to the right of the composition
Linocut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

Prisoners of War working on Thai-Burma Railway at Kanu Camp, Thailand 1943.
Linocut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

Lorries, Singapore 1941.
Ink on paper.
Copyright Status: artist estate

POW Funeral, Kanu, Thailand 1943.
Early days when we still had clothes.
Linocut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

Taken Rations to Kanu POW Camp, April 1943. Thai-Burma Railway.
Woodcut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

Thai-Burma Railway Memorial, Tamakan, Siam 1944.
Woodcut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

POW going up river by Barge from Tasso to Kanu, Siam, November 1942. Thai-Burma Railway, River Kwai.
Linocut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

POW Discussing Rumours, Changi, Singapore 1942.
Woodcut on paper.
Copyright Status: artist estate

VJ Day,Thailand 1945,Reading the Surrender,Praychi POW Camp. Flags hidden for years appeared.
Linocut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

Detachments of Malay Volunteer Regiments Marching from Kanburi to Tasso. Thailand Thai-Burma Railway, November 1942.
Woodcut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

Dysentery Ward, Kanu No1 POW Camp, Thailand, June 1943. Thai-Burma Railway.
Woodcut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

POW Cemetery, Kanu Camp, Thailand, January 1943. Thai-Burma Railway.
Woodcut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

Japanese Troops on the Way to Burma passing POW Funeral Cortege at Kanu,Thailand, May 1943.
Woodcut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

Detachments of POW Gordons and Argylls going towards Burma. Thai-Burma Railway Day 1943.
Linocut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

Cookhouse at Kanu POW Camp. Thiland 1943. Thai-Burma Railway.
Linocut on Japanese tissue.
Copyright Status: artist estate

A picture of one of the Linocut that John used for his prints
Copyright Status: artist estate

Soldier Singapore 1942.
We are not sure if it was done prior to becoming a POW

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Soldier Singapore 1942.
We are not sure if it was done prior to becoming a POW .

Soldier Singapore 1942.
We are not sure if it was done prior to becoming a POW.