Brunei in World War II

I was showing my old photographs collection when the topic of the second World War came up. Brunei as did many countries around the region suffered just as badly. A lot of our elderly Bruneians talked about how difficult life was. Unfortunately there were not many photographs available of Brunei during that war. Some of the few that I have are as follows (taken from the exhibits at Brunei Museum):


A family of Bruneians waiting to be rescued at the beach. In the background, smoke can be seen from the burning oil fields in Seria.



Allied troops capturing a Japanese soldier.



This is a particularly gruesome photograph. Is there something unusual about the dead soldier in the background?

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