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PHOTOS From Pyoktong POW Camps

Korean War POW photos

During the Korean War, approximately 5,000 U.N. POWs (mostly Americans, but also British, Turkish, Australian and South Korean POWs) were kept by the Chinese army at Pyoktong POW camps. These camps (five cluster units) were located near Pyoktong, North Korea, near the borderline between China and North Korea.

From 1951 to 1953, Wang Nai-qing, a young officer of the Chinese army, served as one of the major staff members of the POW Camp Administration. Mr. Wang is now living in Shanghai as a retired army officer. During the war, Mr. Wang collected many old photos and photo prints showing the lives of POWs at Pyoktong POW camps. These pictures were authentic snapshots taken by Wang Nai-qing and POW photographers. Here are some of the photos kept by Mr. Wang for more than 50 years. He is eager to share his visual memory with Korean War veterans.

This page is created and edited by Yang Ning-ning, a freelancer in Shanghai. If you want to know more about these photos and Pyoktong POW camps, please contact me at Your message will be forwarded to Mr. Wang Nai-qing.

Now, welcome to the photo gallery!

Photos from Pyoktong POW Camps: [1]  [2]  [3]  [4]  [5]

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