Gift of the family of Arthur Westrop
Collection of the National Museum of Singapore
This 400-page diary written by civilian internee Arthur Westrop contains a series of entries in the style of letters to his wife, who had been in Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe) at the time. Westrop’s cell was raided during the Double Tenth Incident. He had taken care to hide the diary beneath the floorboards and it was not found by the Japanese.