‘Santa Search – Is Nothing Sacred?’ for Calendar Illustration – December 1946

Calendar Illustration - December 1946Father Christmas Searched Prior to Entering Changi Jail

Once again, Lt Dann, the prison policeman, sporting sunglasses, overseas the ‘search’ of Father Christmas.

Thank you: State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Library Special Collections where this Calendar is archived

This could be in reference to Lt Dann:
‘We had our fair share of criminals in the camp, petty & otherwise. “Desperate Dan” was a camp identity. He was virtually the CIB squad & had the appearance of a melodrama villain. He was a hard man but did a good job in cleaning up a lot of the crime around the place.”
Source: The Will To Survive pg 163 by Douglas McLaggan.