New Zealanders in World War 2 – Prisoners in New Zealand

Mason, W. Prisoners of war, 1954. Read an online edition of this book at NZETC New Zealand Official War Histories.

Contains chapters on the treatment of Japanese prisoners of war held in New Zealand during the war and their repatriation.

Nicolaidi, M. The Featherston chronicles: a legacy of war

Describes an incident in February 1943 when 48 Japanese prisoners and one New Zealand guard were shot at a Featherston prison camp.

Shinya, M. Beyond Death and Dishonour: one Japanese at War in New Zealand, 2001.

The author's experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war interned in Featherston in World War II.


25th February 1943 49 killed in Featherston POW riot

Featherston prisoner of war camp

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