Tenko

Tenko was a TV drama series that dealt with the experiences of British, Australian & Dutch women who were captured after the fallof Singapore in February 1942, after the Japanese invasion, and held in a Japanese internment camp on a Japanese occupied Island between Singapore and Austrailia.

Tenko dramatisesthe experiences of European women interned by the Japanese militia following the invasion of Singapore. The women were separated from their husbands, herded into makeshift holding camps and largely forgotten by the British War Office. The series shows the women having to learn how to cope with terrible living conditions, malnutrition, disease, violence and death.

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