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ISSUE No. 169

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THE BATTLE OF ANCONA. Lost in a Foreign Field. From the Editor. Japan's Worst POW Camp. The Execution of Sergeant Siffleet.

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THE BATTLE OF ANCONA —: On July 18, 1944, after an advance of 140 kilometres in four weeks and a final enveloping operation, forces of the Polish II Corps captured the port city of Ancona. Sergio Sparapani tells the story. Lost in a Foreign Field — Ian Marchant tells us how finally the graves of three RAF airmen were recognised 75 years to the day after they had died in a largely forgotten battle in France. From the Editor — A round-up and update on previous stories from After the Battle. Japan's Worst POW Camp — Of the many prisoner-of-war camps set up by Imperial Japan during the Second World War, the one at the small city of Naoetsu in central Japan ranks as one of the most notorious, some saying it was the worst of all. David Mitchelhill-Green explains how it received this notorious reputation. The Execution of Sergeant Siffleet — Gail Ramsey tells the shocking story of the execution of Leonard Siffleet, a 27-year-old commando of the Second Australian Imperial Force. This terrible act was captured on camera and became one of the most confronting images of the war in the Pacific.

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