The images in this section were from an album of Marciano Francisco de Paula "Naneli" Baptista MBE, mostly of his own drawings when he was a prisoner-of-war in Shamshuipo Camp, Kowloon, Hong Kong. His nephew Filomeno Marciano "Meno" Baptista kindly gave permission for them to be included in this website.

Marciano "Naneli" Baptista (1896-1957) was the grandson of the famous Macau and HongKong artist Marciano António Baptista (1826-1896) who was a pupil of the renowned Irish artist George Chinnery1 and was known to be Chinnery's best pupil. Marciano António Baptista was famed for his excellence in detail and fine colouring, especially in his water colours. A street "Avenida de Marciano Baptista" is named after him in Macau.

"Naneli" Baptista was an artist in his own right. He was highly acclaimed for the originality and design of his illuminated addresses and presentations done in his beautiful and artistic script. The honour of executing the official illuminated address presented on behalf of the people of Hong Kong to Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Coronation was entrusted to him.

His brilliant artistry and ingenuity in designing and painting the sets, scenarios and programs using the meager resources available for the plays and musicals that the POWs produced in Prison Camp are legendary. He will be long remembered especially for this.

J Bosco Correa

 These drawings have also been published in a beautiful book in high resolution by Peter Campos.

1    George Chinnery, Esq, MRA is listed on pages 42 and 70 of the 1850 Hong Kong Almanack as "Landscape and Miniature Painter" and "Portrait Painter"; his address was Travessa de V. Baptista, Macao.

Camp Album

Tributes to the Fallen

Tribute to the Fallen
Tribute to the Fallen: Fernandes, E Hyndman, FA Noronha, AA Reed, EV Reed
Tribute to the Fallen: SA Reed, LR Sequeira, HA Alves, HM Campos
Tribute to the Fallen: FJ Jorge, CA Marques, MM Ozorio, AJ Rocha, FO Reed
Tribute to the Fallen: JH Lawrence, J Guterres, E Ribeiro, HM Britto, LA Barros, AC Soares

Coats of Arms of Military Units

Unknown
HKVDC
Canadian Army Force C
Winnepeg Grenadiers and Royal Rifles of Canada
Royal Army Service Corps
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Royal Army Medical Corps
Royal Canadian Artillery
Royal Engineers
The Royal Scots
Middlesex Regiment
Royal Army Pay Corps
Royal Corps of Signals
Army Educational Corps
Royal Air Force
Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Indian Medical Service

Plays

Play "Dixie Minstrels"
Play "Dixie Minstrels" Part 1
Play "Dixie Minstrels" Program Part 2
Play -- Dixie Minstrels Text
Play "Here Comes Charlie"
Play "Here Comes Charlie" Cast
Play "Here Comes Charlie" Cartoons
Play "Bob Charles' Gaieties "
Play "Sky's the Limit"
Play "Sky's the Limit" Program
Play "La Czigane" Act 1
Play "La Czigane" Act 2
Play "La Czigane" Cast
Play "La Czigane" Text 1
Play "La Czigane" Text 2
Play "The Blue Rose"
Play "The Blue Rose" Text 1
Play "The Blue Rose" Text 2
Play -- Aladdin Programme
Play "Aladdin" Act 1
Play "Aladdin" Act 2
Play "Aladdin" Text
Play "Cavalcade of 1943"
Play "Cavalcade of 1943" Cast
Play "Cavalcade of 1943" Text 1
Play "Cavalcade of 1943" Text 2
Play "Cavalcade of 1943" End
"Illusions" A list of plays
Play "Maiden's Head"
Play "Maiden's Head" Cast
Play "Maiden's Head" Text
Play "The Ghost of Jerry Blunder"
Play "The Ghost of Jerry Blunder" Cast
Play "The Bayadere" Act 1
Play "The Bayadere" Act 2
Play "The Bayadere" Text 1
Play "The Bayadere" Text 2
Play "The Bayadere" Cartoons 1
Play "The Bayadere" Cartoons 2
Play "The Bayadere" Cartoons 3
Play "Club Canaluja"
Play "Club Canaluja" Program 1
Play "Club Canaluja" Program 2
Play "New Year Frolics"
Play "London Calling"
Play "London Calling" Cast
Play "Once in a Lifetime"
Play "Once in a Lifetime" Act 3
Play "Once in a Lifetime" Program
Play "Once in a Lifetime" Text 1
Play "Once in a Lifetime" Text 2
Play "Presently He Died"
Play "Presently He Died" Cast
Play "Presently He Died" Text
Play "Where There's a Will"
Play "Where There's a Will" Cast
Play "Where There's a Will" Text

Signatures