However shortly before the incident involving the S.S. Takliwa, one of Sainfoin's crew members confiscated a camera, complete with some un-exposed film, from a Japanese Officer, who was being held as a prisoner of war. During the rescue operation he used this equipment to capture, to the best of his ability in the circumstances, a photographic record of the events. The results were unearthed almost 50 years later in the form of several photographs the same size as 35mm negatives. Some, because of either the poor exposure of the film i.e. out of focus or over-exposed or the poor condition of the prints themselves, were not suitable to be included in this book. The others, which are included here, were reprocessed by computer to the highest quality which was achievable. They are included because they give a unique insight to the operation to save the lives of all who were aboard the S.S. Takliwa during this incredable rescue mission. You are privileged not just to see photographs of this operation, but rather to see the only photographs of this operation. If it ever becomes possible to enhance the remaining photographs beyond the 'blur' that they are at the moment, then they too will be included in this publication.