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The Resource Billy : my life as a teenage POW, Lynette Silver and Billy Young

Billy : my life as a teenage POW, Lynette Silver and Billy Young

Label
Billy : my life as a teenage POW
Title
Billy
Title remainder
my life as a teenage POW
Statement of responsibility
Lynette Silver and Billy Young
Title variation
My life as a teenage POW
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Billy: My Life as a Teenage POW has been compiled from a personal chronicle penned by Billy Young throughout the 1970s, supplemented by hundreds of conversations that Lynette and Billy have shared in the course of their close friendship spanning more than two decades. It is the only first-hand published account by an ordinary soldier imprisoned by the Japanese at the infamous Sandakan POW Camp, and one of only three books by a survivor at the Kempeitais equally notorious Outram Road Gaol. Billy is now the only soldier left alive from Sandakan, and the only Australian prisoner still alive from Outram Road. Lynette Silver provides historical details gleaned from years of combing archival documents, and Billy gives his unique narrative immerse vibrancy and life as he takes the reader on a very personal journey. Through the eyes of a tearaway teenaged soldier, Billy shares his thoughts and experiences, some of which have never before been revealed secrets that he has kept even from his closest family
Summary
Billy: My Life as a Teenage POW has been compiled from a personal chronicle penned by Billy Young throughout the 1970s, supplemented by hundreds of conversations that Lynette and Billy have shared in the course of their close friendship spanning more than two decades. It is the only first-hand published account by an ordinary soldier imprisoned by the Japanese at the infamous Sandakan POW Camp, and one of only three books by a survivor at the Kempeitais equally notorious Outram Road Gaol. Billy is now the only soldier left alive from Sandakan, and the only Australian prisoner still alive from Outram Road. Lynette Silver provides historical details gleaned from years of combing archival documents, and Billy gives his unique narrative immerse vibrancy and life as he takes the reader on a very personal journey. Through the eyes of a tearaway teenaged soldier, Billy shares his thoughts and experiences, some of which have never before been revealed secrets that he has kept even from his closest family.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10642678
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Billy
Dewey number
940.547252
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
D811.Y68
LC item number
S55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Silver, Lynette Ramsay
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young, Billy
  • Young, Keith
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my life as a teenage POW
Label
Billy : my life as a teenage POW, Lynette Silver and Billy Young
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [337]-340)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1 In the beginning: 1925-1941 -- 2 Fending for myself: 1934 - July 1941 -- 3 You'll be sorry: July - November 1941 -- 4 War games: 8 December1941-13 February 1942 -- 5 Reluctant guests of the Emperor: 13 February 7 July 1942 -- 6 To Sandakan: 7 July- November 1942 -- 7 Camp life: September 1942 - February 1943 -- 8 On borrowed time: 19 February- early April 1943 -- 9 Out of the frying pan ... : mid-April- 23 August 1943 -- 10 ... and into the fire: 23 August 1943 - early 1944 -- 11 Riding a receding tide: Early 1944- early 1945 -- 12 Out of the shadows: early 1945 - 19 August 1945
Control code
000057217811
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 340 pages
Isbn
9781863514958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)945913495
Label
Billy : my life as a teenage POW, Lynette Silver and Billy Young
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [337]-340)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1 In the beginning: 1925-1941 -- 2 Fending for myself: 1934 - July 1941 -- 3 You'll be sorry: July - November 1941 -- 4 War games: 8 December1941-13 February 1942 -- 5 Reluctant guests of the Emperor: 13 February 7 July 1942 -- 6 To Sandakan: 7 July- November 1942 -- 7 Camp life: September 1942 - February 1943 -- 8 On borrowed time: 19 February- early April 1943 -- 9 Out of the frying pan ... : mid-April- 23 August 1943 -- 10 ... and into the fire: 23 August 1943 - early 1944 -- 11 Riding a receding tide: Early 1944- early 1945 -- 12 Out of the shadows: early 1945 - 19 August 1945
Control code
000057217811
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 340 pages
Isbn
9781863514958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)945913495

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