Click on the image below to access on online exhibition "Colours Behind Barbed Wires: A Prisoner of War's story through Haxworth's sketches" which depicts the living conditions of the POWs interned at Changi Gaol in the form of sketches.
source: National Archives of Singapore
When Singapore surrendered to the invading Japanese army early in 1942, many British service personnel and civilians – including women and children – were sent to an internment camp at Changi Prison.
Men were separated from the women and children, and there was little contact between them so families didn’t know if their loved ones had survived.
In the video below, Olga Henderson talks about life as a child in a prisoner of war camp and the Changi Quilt.