Post WWII Footage of Jesselton and Japanese POW Internment Camp

We’ve heard horrific stories from senior folks of the Japanese internment (POW) camps at the current airport site near (guess?) in Jesselton. Now take a look at this video. Just about two weeks ago I posted this blog post about the… Continue Reading

Part II: WWII Photos of Australian Troops In Labuan After The Borneo Campaign in 1945

Just days after the liberation of British North Borneo from the Japanese, these stunning photos were shot and then kept in the archives in Australia for more than 60 years. This post is a continuation from Part I: WWII Photos of… Continue Reading

Part I: WWII Photos of Australian Troops in Labuan after The Borneo Campaign in 1945

Just days after the liberation of British North Borneo from the Japanese, these stunning photos were shot and then kept in the archives in Australia for more than 60 years. Infantrymen take cover behind Australian tank. British North Borneo was… Continue Reading

Footage of ‘Trip through British North Borneo in 1906’ by Charles Urban Trading Company

This video is one of the earliest films of British North Borneo ever recorded that shows how life was in the country. The film was made by The Charles Urban Trading Company was formed in 1903 by the Anglo-American film… Continue Reading