Make An Offer Ww2 China Pootung Prison Camp Japanese Pow Suitcase For SaleMAKE AN OFFER TO BUY !!THIS IS A MUSEUM QUALITY ITEM. ONE OF A KINDWW2 Japanese Prison Camp in China POW SUITCASE Pootung Egypt India London China Asia RAF Tripoli N AfricaA VERY WELL TRAVELED SUITCASE. Exactly as we found it many years ago. WE have not attempted to do anything to it.
Suitcase itself is from China.
Hand painted POOTUNG INTERMENT and what seems to be PRISONER ID NUMBER on it.
ON THE SIDE area. It must have quite a story to tell, with all the travel it has done. Found it without a story, so it remains, until someone can unravel it now.
There are INITIALS on it. as well as other clues. Well used and in worn condition.THIS IS A MUSEUM QUALITY ITEM. ONE OF A KIND.BUY IT NOW.......OR MAKE A GOOD OFFER. WILL SHIP INSURED. Shipping is only an estimate til we know where it is going and what it weighs packed up. NO BUY IT NOW PRICE, SORRY.
From CAPTIVES OF EMPIRE WEBSITE: (there is a lot of history and photos of Pootung, online)
Pootung Camp received the first intake of internees in late January, 1943. Originally a men only camp, it held single men, men who had sent their families home before the war, and men married to non interned third nationals or Asians. Most of the crew of the American President line's SS President Harrison were held here initially. The buildings consisted of the condemned godowns of the British American Tobacco Company and was located not far from Pootung Point, across the Whangpoo River and Shanghai's Bund, which could be seen from the upper stories of the buildings. The compound was littered with junk and debris and included the bombed out ruins of a Chinese village destroyed in the 1937 fighting. By manual labor alone, internees cleared this area to construct playing fields and garden plots; this area was christened the "Happy Garden." After the September 1943 repatriation of Americans and Canadians, many Pootung internees were transferred to other camps to provide manual labor there, while many women were transferred to Pootung from other camps, including two of the Yangchow camps which the Japanese closed. 1,519 internees called Pootung home at one time or another.
This item has been shown 0 times.