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Camp O'Donnell Water Line

Prisoner of War

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The Water Line, Oil on Hardboard  24 x 48 inches                                   Ben Steele

The Water Line.  At Camp O'Donnell one water spigot served the entire camp.  POW's carried water to sick comrades who could not get their own. The soldiers strung canteens together on a stick or hollowed out bamboo by poking through the connecting membranes to make water carriers.  Soldiers stood in the waterline all day and half the night, waiting their turn.  Many collapsed and died before drinking.  (Image Detail)


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