ESCAPED PRISONERS ACCOUNTED FOR (1944) newsclip

Clipping of a 1944 article from Singleton Argus newspaper published in New South Wales

ESCAPED PRISONERS ACCOUNTED FOR, Singleton Argus (NSW), 7 August 1944, p.2. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article82057770

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NLA news article 82057770
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Singleton, New South Wales
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ESCAPED PRISONERS ACCOUNTED FOR

COWRA TERRORISED FOR TWO DAYS.

An official Army spokesman announced last night that all prisoners who escaped from the prisoner of war camp at Cowra early on Saturday morning had been accounted for. However, police have issued the warning that families should remain in their homes till a check of numbers has been made.

Cowra was terrorised for a night and two days by the escapees. Men have moved about with loaded guns as they have gone to their work.

Details of the break are not yet known, but it was expected in some circles last night that the Prime Minister would make an announcement during to-day.

Armed Australian guards prevented a number of prisoners, from getting away when-the break took place at 2 a.m. on Saturday.

Police and military personnel were summoned to Cowra to assist in the searchare but part of the story.

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