First World War - War in the Air

shorts, handmade, Far East Civilian Internee

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Catalogue number
  • EPH 617
Materials
  • textile
Alternative Names
  • FULL NAME: shorts, handmade, Far East Civilian Internee
  • SIMPLE NAME: POW
Object Type
clothing
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

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Handmade shorts improvised from the remnants of flour sacks, associated with the service of Archibald Elston who had been Assistant Superintendant in the Hong Kong Police before being made a civilian internee in Stanley Camp, Hong Kong during the Second World War.

History note

These handmade shorts were made from flour sacks. They were used by Archibald Elston who had been Assistant Superintendant in the Hong Kong Police before becoming a civilian internee in Stanley Camp, Hong Kong. After the fall of Hong Kong on Christmas day 1941, about 2,800 civilians were interned in Stanley Camp.

Physical description

shorts (W 54cm x L 42cm) improvised from flour sacking material.

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