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The Prison Sketchbook of Captain Edmund Hooper, 1943

Posted by Michael Hooper, on July 21st, 2020


This post continues exploring the records kept by Captain Edmund Hooper after the fall of Singapore in 1942. Part I presented a brief biography of Hooper and the official Admiralty report of the sinking of HMS Jarak. This post presents Hooper’s sketchbook, which includes images of the sinking as well as detail of his subsequent experience as a prisoner of war at Changi and Chungkai where he worked on the Burma-Siam railway, which became known as the ‘Death Railway’, including work on the bridge over the River Kwai.


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