Hein ter Poorten's prisoner of war file, 1940s

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Source    ww2dbaseTropenmuseum of the Netherlands
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 6 May 2013
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1. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
4 Feb 2013 06:31:54 PM

[Translation of the file is as follows] ID Number: V 296.4 Name: Hein ter Poorten Nationality: Dutch Age: 56 Service: Army, Lieutenant General Heigh: 1 Meter 790 Special Characteristics: Red hair [The latter note, "red hair", did not necessarily mean that ter Poorten had red hair; rather, the phrase was a common Asian stereotype describing Europeans in general.]

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