Cowra: WWII POW camp

A World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp used to be here, on the outskirts of Cowra in NSW. It mainly housed Japanese and Italian prisoners. On 5 August 1944, as a mass breakout was attempted and 231 Japenese died along with 4 Australian guards. Today there is a Japanese War Cemetery and Japanese garden in the town. A reconstructed guard tower stands in the north. The road that runs from it towards the south used to run through the middle of the camp.

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Updated: 06/08/2013


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