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Australian POWs Badge

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Product Group 2, Product Group 3, Brand Group 1, Brand Group 2, Organisation,

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Product Group 2:
Collectables & Gifts
Product Group 3:
Lapel Pins
Brand Group 1:
Campaigns
Brand Group 2:
World War 2
Organisation:
Historical

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In the Second World War some 30,600 Australians were taken as prisoners of war - sailors, soldiers, airmen, nurses and some civilians. Most of the 22,000 in Japanese camps were captured in 1942 and were subject to inhumane treatment and abuse - more than one third died in captivity. Of the 8,600 in German and Italian camps the deaths in captivity were 265. The disparity has seen Australian attention focus on Japanese POWs but for all prisoners the reality of captivity was hardship. This badge measures 20mm and is secured with a durable butterfly pin and presented on a sturdy card with historic details.

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