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The skeletal frame of a British prisoner of war
Shocking photographs showing the skeletal state of British PoWs in Japan after they were liberated at the end of the Second World War have been unearthed.
Hundreds of emaciated servicemen who had been starved and brutally beaten by their captors were found by Allied troops following the fall of Japan in 1945.
Photographers were brought in to take pictures of the PoWs to be used as evidence for any potential war crimes trial.
The images show gaunt and haggard men whose bodies have been reduced to skin and bone.
There are also images of showing some of the most sadistic Japanese guards including the notorious camp commandment Lieutenant Usuki, who was known as the Black Prince.