Ronald Searle - Jack Chalker - Charles Burki - Willy Muttelsee]
[March 12, 2010
Japanese prisoner-of- war camps
Four different artists give pictorial informations about their experiences in Japanese prisoner-of- war camps: The German lance-corporal Willy Muttelsee spent four years, from 1916 – 1920, behind barbed wires in the refined atmosphere of the exemplary Bando camp on Shikoku island. The Dutch illustrator Charles Burki (1909 – 1994) was arrested in camp Fukuoka close to Nagasaki when the American A-bomb fell. The two British artists Jack Chalker (b.1918) and Ronald Searle (b.1920) experienced the brutal conditions in Changi Prison in the eastern part of Singapore and in the Thai-Burma Railway camps.