• Short Summary

    A MASS GRAVE CONTAINING MORE THAN 2,000 BODIES OF THE VICTIMS OF A JAPANESE MASSACRE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR HAS BEEN UNCOVERED PLACED INTO INDIVIDUAL EARTHENWARE JARS WITH - WHERE POSSIBLE - NAMES WRITTEN OUTSIDE BEFORE REBURIAL.

  • Description

    A MASS GRAVE CONTAINING MORE THAN 2,000 BODIES OF THE VICTIMS OF A JAPANESE MASSACRE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR HAS BEEN UNCOVERED PLACED INTO INDIVIDUAL EARTHENWARE JARS WITH - WHERE POSSIBLE - NAMES WRITTEN OUTSIDE BEFORE REBURIAL.

    INFORMATION ABOUT THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE GRAVE WAS PASSED TO SINGAPORE'S CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BY A MAN WHO IS BELIEVED TO BE THE SOLE SURVIVOR OF THE MASSACRE OF CIVILIANS WHICH TOOK PLACE ON 23 FEBRUARY 1942.

    SINCE 1962, THE CHINESE CHAMBER HAVE EXHUMED MASS GRAVES AT MORE THAN 30 DIFFERENT SITES IN SINGAPORE. THE REMAINS ARE BEING HELD FOR BURIAL UNDER A MEMORIAL TO CIVILIAN VICTIMS OF THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION, STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. SO FAR, IT IS ESTIMATED, THE REMAINS OF MORE THAN 10,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FOUND.

    THE LATEST DISCOVERY SHOWED THAT MANY OF THE VICTIMS HAD BEEN SHOT. SKULLS WERE BULLET-RIDDLED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2L6EZ411UDSRJAHRW50R2GHIK
    Media URN:
    VLVA2L6EZ411UDSRJAHRW50R2GHIK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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