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Pasko Rogulj: Austro-Hungarian Prisoner of Japanese

Scenes from Japanese POW camp

Pasko Rogulj (called Pat Roguly in America)(1891-1973) was a Croatian sailor/cook on the Austro-Hungarian cruiser SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth. November 1914 his ship was visiting the German concessionary port of Tsingtau, China when Japan declared war against Germany and Austria-Hungary. The ship was scuttled and its crew captured, along with numerous German naval personnel. These prisoners of war w…