The Singapore Squeeze – Another John Mennie Sketch from 1942

By |2020-04-09T13:31:52+08:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Identify Photographs|

This sketch records the ‘Selerang Square Squeeze’ – a shocking Japanese atrocity meted out to 16,000 PoWs in Changi, Singapore in 1942.

The Japanese settled the Allied soldiers in a cramped square for five days in unbearable heat to make them sign documents stating they would not try to escape.

Many men died from disease and dysentery during the incident and four more were callously executed by their sadistic captors.