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The Resource Ambon : the truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit, Roger Maynard

Ambon : the truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit, Roger Maynard

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Ambon : the truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit
Title
Ambon
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the truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit
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Roger Maynard
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  • Truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit
  • Ambon
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the truth about one of the most brutal prisoner of war camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit
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eng
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Brutality, survival, courage and mateship in Ambon - a place of nightmares. In February 1942 the Indonesian island of Ambon fell to the might of the advancing Japanese war machine. Among the captured Allied forces was a unit of 1150 Australian soldiers known as Gull Force, who had been sent to defend the island a strategy doomed from the very beginning.Several hundred Australians were massacred in cold blood soon after the Japanese invasion. But it was only the start of a catalogue of horrors for the men who survived: incarcerated, beaten and often tortured by their captors, the brutality they endured lasted for the next three and a half years. And in this hellhole of despair and evil, officers and men turned against each other as discipline and morale broke down. Yet their epic struggle also produced heroic acts of kindness and bravery. Just over 300 of these gallen men lived to tell of those grim days behind barbed wire. In Ambon, survivors speak of not just the horrors, but of the courage, endurance and mateship that helped them survive. The story of Ambon is one of both the depravity and of memories long buried - but also the triumph of the human spirit. It has not been widely told - until now
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In February 1942 the Indonesian island of Ambon fell to the might of the advancing Japanese war machine. Among the captured Allied forces was a unit of 1150 Australian soldiers known as Gull Force, who had been sent to defend the island a strategy doomed from the very beginning. Several hundred Australians were massacred in cold blood soon after the Japanese invasion. But it was only the start of a catalogue of horrors for the men who survived: incarcerated, beaten and often tortured by their captors, the brutality they endured lasted for the next three and a half years. And in this hellhole of despair and evil, officers and men turned against each other as discipline and morale broke down. Yet their epic struggle also produced heroic acts of kindness and bravery
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contains biographical information
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10446826
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ANL
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Maynard, Roger
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940.547252
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Prisoner-of-war camps
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Ambon (Indonesia)
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adult
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the truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit
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Ambon : the truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit, Roger Maynard
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-319) and index
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volume
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  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000052213356
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733630484
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Ambon : the truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit, Roger Maynard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000052213356
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733630484
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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