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    THIS FIELD AT COWRA, 200-MILES SOUTH-WEST OF SYDNEY, WAS ONCE A JAPANESE PRISONER-OF-WAR CAMP. THE?

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    THIS FIELD AT COWRA, 200-MILES SOUTH-WEST OF SYDNEY, WAS ONCE A JAPANESE PRISONER-OF-WAR CAMP. THE PRESIDENT OF THE COWRA RETURNED SOLDIERS' LEAGUE (THE R.S.L.), MR. DAVID GODFREY, WAS THERE LAST FRIDAY (MAY 28) TO PLACE A WREATH ON THE GRAVE OF AN AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER KILLED WHEN SEVERAL HUNDRED JAPANESE BROKE OUT OF THE CAMP IN 1944.

    BESIDE THE AUSTRALIAN WAR CEMETERY IS A JAPANESE CEMETERY IN WHICH ARE BURIED THE 520-JAPANESE NATIONALS WHO DIED IN AUSTRALIA DURING WORLD WAR TWO.

    FATHER ANTHONY GLYNN, WHO HAS BEEN A ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSIONARY IN JAPAN FOR THE PAST THIRTEEN YEARS, HAD WITH HIM BOXES OF INCENSE STICKS, PRESENTED TO HIM BY A JAPANESE LIONS CLUBS. MR. CAPPS, PRESIDENT OF THE COWRA LIONS CLUB, HELPED FATHER GLYNN TO DISTRIBUTE THE INCENSE.

    AT THE SMALL OBELISK WHICH IS JAPAN'S MEMORIAL TO THOSE BURIED IN THE CEMETERY, FR. GLYNN BEGAN A CEREMONIAL BURNING OF INCENSE. THE MAYOR OF COWRA, ALDERMAN OLIVER, JOINED FR. GLYNN AND MR. CAPPS IN LIGHTING THE INCENSE. AN ANGLICAN CLERGYMAN, THE REV. S. CARR, ALSO TOOK PART IN THE CEREMONY. FR. GLYNN HAD ALSO BROUGHT WITH HIM SOME JAPANESE TEA, WHICH HE POURED ON THE GRAVES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAIEOZUFB8LUATNL8HVGON3R3Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAIEOZUFB8LUATNL8HVGON3R3Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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