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Surplus to Requirements 2009 by Gerry King

Surplus to Requirements  2009

Enamelled glass, kiln formed

2000 mm High x 450 mm W x600 mm D

Surplus to Requirements The life of a prisoner of war is expendable The surrender of one army force to another can be a negotiation comparable with a business agreement. The senior officer of an Australian military group explained to the Japanese prison commander that a soldier could not be moved from the hospital to the main camp as he had been blinded, lost both hands and was unable to walk. The commander agreed that the prisoner presented logistical difficulties so offered to execute him immediately. Private collection, Holland