Prisoner 21510Subject is Prisoner 21510, The following interview was conducted via synthesized translation.
Interviewer: What is your name, my good man?
Prisoner 21510: Lieutenant Wikus Rochussen, West Borneo Battalion of the Dutch People’s Landmacht.
Interviewer: Now, I’m going to ask you a few questions. Where, were you born?
Prisoner 21510: Batavia, East Indies.
Interviewer: Mhm, moving on. When were you born?
Prisoner 21510: February 21st, 1932.
Interviewer: Alright. Could you explain, in detail, how you got here?
Prisoner 21510: I’m sorry, I cannot. The last thing I remember was parachuting down to attack a Japanese outpost on Sulfur Island.
Interviewer: Is that why you had this on your person?
*Interviewer places a stamped-metal assault rifle on the table.*
Prisoner 21510: Yes.
Interviewer: Can you please explain what this weapon is?
Prisoner 21510: It is a Kruger M.43 automatic rifle. It fires 6.5 x 53.5 mm rounds at 200 rounds per minute from a ten-round clip. It has
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