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  • On the Way to the Hell Railway, Siam

    On the Way to the Hell Railway, Siam

    (art) Made by: Thrale, Charles 1943-05

    Art.IWM ART 15417 30

    The interior of a railway truck filled with Far East prisoners-of-war. Men sit and stand, closely packed in the truck. Two men stand either side of the open truck door, through which the passing countryside can be seen.

  • The Building of the Main Bridge over the Salween River

    The Building of the Main Bridge over the Salween River

    (art) Made by: Thrale, Charles 1943-08

    Art.IWM ART 15417 59

    A view from afar of a large bridge being constructed across a river. Both river banks are covered in jungle vegetation with a few buildings visible immediately on both banks. Many people are also visible though only as tiny dots in the distance. There is...

  • The First Stretch of the Hell Railway

    The First Stretch of the Hell Railway

    (art) Made by: Thrale, Charles 1943-04

    Art.IWM ART 15417 89

    A view of a length of the Thai-Burma railway bordered by telegraph poles and with rice fields on either side. Trees and hills are visible in the distance.

  • The Operating Theatre, 'F' Force Hospital, Siam

    The Operating Theatre, 'F' Force Hospital, Siam

    (art) Made by: Thrale, Charles 1943

    Art.IWM ART 15417 93

    An outdoor operation in progress at 'F' Force Hospital camp in Thailand. The patient lies on an operating table constructed of bamboo, surrounded by several of his fellow prisoners acting as surgeons and medical staff, who wear red cross...

  • 'F' Force Survivors from the 'Death Railway'

    'F' Force Survivors from the 'Death Railway'

    (art) Made by: Thrale, Charles 1943

    Art.IWM ART 15417 36

    A crowded, chaotic scene showing a flat, water-logged landscape with hills in the distance. In the foreground prisoners sit on the ground between stretchers holding sick or dead men. Standing amongst the prisoners are uniformed soldiers and men with Red...

  • Appalling Conditions of Ammunition Trucks in which British and Allied POW's had to Travel

    Appalling Conditions of Ammunition Trucks in which British and Allied POW's had to Travel

    (art) Made by: Rawlings, Leo 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 6032

    The ammunition carriage of a train enclosing a large and tightly-packed group of prisoners of war. The doorway of the carriage is on the left and various bits of equipment are suspended from the ceiling by a line across the carriage.

  • Journey by Train from Singapore to Thailand to the 'Rest Camp'

    Journey by Train from Singapore to Thailand to the 'Rest Camp'

    (art) Made by: Rawlings, Leo

    Art.IWM ART LD 6031

    Open-topped train carriages containing prisoners-of-war, many of whom are holding out their arms for food from the people by the side of the railway, who are in the bottom left of the composition. A steam engine is directly behind the carriage to the...

  • Doreen Thrale

    Doreen Thrale

    (art) Made by: Thrale, Charles 1944-08

    Art.IWM ART 15417 37

    An imagined head and shoulders portrait of the artist's daughter, who he had not yet seen at the time.

  • Bridge over the River Kwai

    Bridge over the River Kwai

    (art) Made by: Rawlings, Leo 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 6035

    Four prisoners-of-war carry are large log across the River Kwai, Tamarkan, waist deep in water. Behind and above them the wooden struts of the bridge are visible, with hills in the background.

  • Entrance to Changi Gaol

    Entrance to Changi Gaol

    (art) Made by: Thrale, Charles 1942

    Art.IWM ART 15417 88

    image: An enormous, closed gateway in a high wall with look-out posts at the corner. A team of prisoners are pulling a cart towards the gate, watched by onlookers in the foreground.

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