Ambon POWs Struggle with Internal Differences


Stuck on an island of Indonesia during the Second World War, Ambon POWs faced many of the same threats as most other prisoners of war. They faced malnourishment, mistreatment, and general illness which was often left untreated. In addition to these threats, they also had a number of self-imposed hardships that created trouble within the camp. Many of the men were at odds with each other, and the result was that a number of Ambon POWs became doubly imprisoned.


Daily Telegraph reports.


Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE