[E-Mail received by my wife Maureen on May 30, 2007, from family friend George Leck, author of a detailed book on the experiences of the Pootung & other Allied internees during World War II entitled “Captives of Empire: The Japanese Internment of Allied Civilians in China (1941-1945)”]:


“Hello Maureen,

“I knew this existed for years, but only recently did I finally track it down.

“It is a sketch done by an internee in Pootung Camp. He was an American architect who had been caught in Manila, Philippines. The Japanese transferred him and about 100 other Americans from Manila to Shanghai in 1942.

“George Laycock, who was also in Pootung, commissioned the architect to draw a sketch of his section in camp. He was paid in cigarettes.

“I don't know if your father will be able to see the drawing (he suffers from macular degeneration), but I have attached it to this email. It is of the exact area your father was living in. You can see his name, 'Malloy' written in over the second to last bunk on the right, all the way in the back.

“Regards, Greg”

 
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