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The Resource The Changi book, edited by Lachlan Grant

The Changi book, edited by Lachlan Grant

Label
The Changi book
Title
The Changi book
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lachlan Grant
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the tradition of The Anzac book comes this fascinating collection of accounts of life inside the notorious Shangi prison camp. The camp is synonymous with suffering and hardship, and the Australian prisoner-of-war experience in the Second World War. But the Changi story is also one of ingenuity, resourcefulness and survival. With cartoons, paintings, essays and photographs from POWs, The Changi Book provides a unique view of life in the camp: Medical innovation ; Machinery and tools made from spare parts and scrap ; Black markets ; Sports and gambling ; Entertainment ; A library and university. Seventy years after its planned publication, material for The Changi book was rediscovered in the Australian War Memorial archives and appears here for the first time along with insights from the Memorial's experts
Summary
Seventy years after its planned publication, material for The Changi Book was rediscovered in the Australian War Memorial archives. It appears here for the first time along with insights from the Memorial's experts. Changi is synonymous with suffering, hardship and the Australian prisoner-of-war experience in WWII. It is also a story of ingenuity, resourcefulness and survival. Containing essays, cartoons, paintings, and photographs created by prisoners of war, The Changi Book provides a unique view of the camp: life-saving medical innovation, machinery and tools created from spare parts and scrap, black-market dealings, sport and gambling, theatre productions, and the creation of a library and university.
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10642679
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
940.547252
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grant, Lachlan
  • Australian War Memorial
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Changi POW Camp (Changi, Singapore)
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The Changi book, edited by Lachlan Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Published in association with the Australian War Memorial."
  • "A moving insiders' account of life in Changi" - cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 343-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Letters from the past -- Changi life and society -- Changi industries -- Health and survival
Control code
000054180882
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781742231617
Lccn
2014482049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)903004812
Label
The Changi book, edited by Lachlan Grant
Publication
Note
  • "Published in association with the Australian War Memorial."
  • "A moving insiders' account of life in Changi" - cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 343-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Letters from the past -- Changi life and society -- Changi industries -- Health and survival
Control code
000054180882
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781742231617
Lccn
2014482049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)903004812

Library Locations

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