• Short Summary

    AT CHANGI PRISON, SINGAPORE, WERE THOUSANDS OF AUSTRALIAN AND BRITISH SERVICEMEN WERE INCARCERATED AND ILLTREATED DURING WORLD WAR TWO, THE PRISON CHAPEL WAS REDEDICATED AND BLESSED AT A SERVICE HELD ON 5TH MAY.

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    AT CHANGI PRISON, SINGAPORE, WERE THOUSANDS OF AUSTRALIAN AND BRITISH SERVICEMEN WERE INCARCERATED AND ILLTREATED DURING WORLD WAR TWO, THE PRISON CHAPEL WAS REDEDICATED AND BLESSED AT A SERVICE HELD ON 5TH MAY.

    FORMERLY THE PRISON HOSPITAL, SINCE 1953 THE CHAPEL HAS BEEN A SHRINE IN MEMORY OF PRISONERS-OF-WAR, WHO DIED AFTER THE FALL OF SINGAPORE IN 1942.

    THE CHAPEL HAS BEEN RENOVATED AND REDECORATED WITH FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AND BY TWO EX-SERVICEMENS' ASSOCIATIONS IN NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA - THE GUNNEDAH EIGHTH DIVISION MEMORIAL COMMITTEE AND THE MEMORIAL CLUB OF NORTH SYDNEY.

    REPAINTING HAS BEEN DONE AND NEW PEWS BUILT IN THE PRISON WORKSHOPS. PLAQUES OF BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN REGIMENTS AND FIGHTING SERVICES HAVE BEEN FIXED TO THE WALLS.

    THE REDEDICATION SERVICE WAS CONDUCTED BY RIGHT REV. C. K. SANSBURY, AMERICAN ANGLICAN BISHOP OF SINGAPORE AND MALAYA, AND THE REV. DR. H. B. AMSTUTZ, BISHOP OF THE METHODIST CHURCH OF SOUTH EAST ASIA, AND WAS ATTENDED BY MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY IN SINGAPORE, INCLUDING MAJOR K. CAREY OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY WHO REPRESENTED THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT. MANY PRISONERS WERE ALSO IN ATTENDANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9IJI7086PPX1O4V7LVF6OCNWM
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IJI7086PPX1O4V7LVF6OCNWM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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