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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Java Lines, Singapore

    The Java Lines, Singapore

    (art) Made by: Thrale, Charles 1943-03

    Art.IWM ART 15417 76

    A view across a prisoner-of-war camp in Singapore through the palm trees in the foreground. In the distance are various huts, with a few prisoners sitting on the grass.

  • The Burning of the Cholera Dead

    The Burning of the Cholera Dead

    (art) Made by: Thrale, Charles

    Art.IWM ART 15417 60

    image: A grim scene in a clearing in the jungle. There is a large fire in the centre of the composition with several naked corpses on the ground in the foreground. Able bodied prisoners, only wearing shorts, lift corpses towards the fire and maintain the...

  • '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...

  • The Funk Holes of Singapore

    The Funk Holes of Singapore

    (art) Made by: Thrale, Charles 1945-08

    Art.IWM ART 15417 26

    image: A group of malnourished prisoners-of-war at work mining within a dimly lit 'funk hole'. Two men sit exhausted in the left foreground.

  • Self Portrait

    Self Portrait

    (art) Made by: Thrale, Charles 1944

    Art.IWM ART 15417 14

    image: A head and shoulders self-portrait of the artist looking directly at the viewer. He is shirtless and has stubble on his face.

  • Continuing the March

    Continuing the March

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

    Art.IWM ART 15417 78

    A column of British and Australian Far East prisoners-of-war on the march along a track through the jungle. They are accompanied by bullock trucks, one of which has fallen down the steep face of a river bank in the foreground. Several prisoners gather...