Here you can see Japanese POWs being searched by British soldiers after they were captured during the Burma Campaign, an attempt to forcibly remove the Japanese from Burma. This particular photo took place near Penwegon, Bago Division, Burma (also known as Myanmar), but the series of battles were widespread. British Empire forces at one point numbered nearly 1,000,000 between land and air, largely drawn from India, and were joined by British Army forces. The battles were affected by the punishing terrain and weather, and disease was widespread. It’s estimated that between 250,000 and 1,000,000 Burmese civilians were killed over the course of the battles. The Burma campaign has often been ignored by history, despite the traumas suffered by civilians and POWs.


30 July 1945. Image taken by British Sgt. A. Stubbs, No. 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit. 

Credit: Anti Worlds