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HELLFIRE The Story of Australia, Japan and the Prisoners of War.
Forbes, Cameron
ISBN: 1405036508
MacMillan Sydney 2005 1st Edition
 Hardcover illustrated with maps and photographic plates, fine copy in very good dustjacket. For months during 1943 there was no night in Hellfire Pass. By the light of flares, carbide lamps and bamboo fires, men near naked and skeletal cut a passage through stone to make way for a railway. Among these men were some of the 22,000 Australian soldiers taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. In camps across Asia and the Pacific they struggled, died, survived with a little help from their mates. Their experiences became a defining feature of the war, just as Hellfire Pass was to become a defining symbol of what every prisoner experienced. Hellfire tells the epic stories of these men. It charts the long history of racial tension between Australia and Japan. ; 240 x 160mm; [xxii, 559 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20902  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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