Now abandoned, Kinkaseki was the largest copper mine in the Japanese empire. During World War II, it was Taiwan's most notorious prisoner of war camp where Commonwealth soldiers from the surrender of Singapore (February 1942) were sent to work as slave labour for the Japanese Imperial Army. Most of the prisoners died from a combination of accidents, beatings, disease, improper medical care, malnutrition, and overwork. (Rick Green photo | View slideshow)
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