Every month, we dust off a piece of art from the British Red Cross collection to give it the attention it deserves. This month, we look at some items crafted in the most desperate of settings – and the remarkable efforts it took to make them.
In 1942, Daphne Davidson’s life changed forever.
She was living in Singapore with her husband. She had a good job and had just become pregnant.
But then Singapore surrendered to invading Japan. James left for the front and Daphne was sent to a prisoner of war (POW) camp.
The days were long, tedious and full of hard work and hardship.
So how did arts and crafts become an act of rebellion? More