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The Resource The Lost Battalions

The Lost Battalions

Label
The Lost Battalions
Title
The Lost Battalions
Statement of responsibility
Tom Gilling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
They were thrown into a hopeless fight against an overwhelming enemy. Later, hundreds died as prisoners of war on the Thai-Burma Railway and in the freezing coal mines of Taiwan and Japan. Through it all, wrote Weary Dunlop, they showed 'fortitude beyond anything I could have believed possible'.Until now, the story of the 2000 diggers marooned on Java in February 1942 has been a footnote to the fall of Singapore and the bloody campaign in New Guinea. Led by an Adelaide lawyer, Brigadier Arthur Blackburn VC, and fighting with scrounged weapons, two Australian battalions - plus an assortment of cooks, laundrymen and deserters from Singapore - held up the might of the Imperial Japanese Army until ordered by their Dutch allies to surrender.Drawing on personal diaries, official records and interviews with two of the last living survivors, this book tells the extraordinary story of the 'lads from Java', who laid down their weapons, but refused to give in
Summary
This is a story of forgotten Australian heroes, the soldiers of two battalions - the 2/3 Machine-Gun battalion and the 2/2 Pioneer battalion - who were on their way home from action in the Middle East to defend Australia from the Japanese when they found themselves diverted to Java to face the vastly superior Japanese army sweeping through the Dutch East Indies.
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10688357
Cataloging source
SALS
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1961-
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Gilling, Tom
Dewey number
940.541294
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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History
Target audience
adult
Label
The Lost Battalions
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_525339
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760637088
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Lost Battalions
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_525339
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781760637088
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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