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Labour Camp in Ranau

Town: Ranau
District: British Northern Borneo
Region: Borneo
Location: Ranau is situated in Northern Borneo.
From [September 1943] to [August 1945] this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 2.500
Number of deceased: 2.494
Information: In September 1943, the approximately 2,000 Australian and 500 British prisoners of war who remained in the prisoner of war camp in Sandakan were forced to begin a days-long march to Ranau. In the end only six prisoners survived, because they managed to escape Ranau during the last weeks of the Japanese occupation. The rest died or were put to death.