We were(n’t) soldiers…


Australian 22 December 2010
The former public face of Australian prisoners of war will spend Christmas behind bars after admitting his claim of war service, which allowed him to reap $689,000 in welfare payments, was a lie.
Arthur “Rex” Crane, 84, posed as a World War II veteran for 22 years and achieved a national profile as Australian president of the Ex-Prisoners of War Association until he was outed by a military historian who believed his story did not add up.
Props to Lynette Silver (the historian)


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