Peter Dixon - An unlucky death

Running time
1 min 40 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


There was a little bit of tragedy. When the Allies flew aircraft from aircraft carriers down looking for ex prisoner of war camps and they found us and the next thing was, I think there was six aircraft and they just bombed us with food and cigarettes and God knows what and it killed one bloke.

He had one cigarette left and when the stuff dropped and he saw cigarettes he climbed in through the window back inside to get his one remaining cigarette and he was hit by a keg of something that came through and killed him... Later on, I understand, his body was, we buried him on a hill just outside the camp and he was, what do you call it, taken up out of a grave and taken somewhere else. He finished up being taken to somewhere in Australia, but I don't know where.

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