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The Resource The hell pits of Sendryu : a POW story of survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki, Jim Brigginshaw

The hell pits of Sendryu : a POW story of survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki, Jim Brigginshaw

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The hell pits of Sendryu : a POW story of survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki
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The hell pits of Sendryu
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a POW story of survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki
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Jim Brigginshaw
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Hell pits of Sendryu
Title variation remainder
a Prisoners of War story of survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki
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eng
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"Jim Bodero spent much of World War Two in several versions of hell. Taken prisoner when Singapore fell into Japanese hands early in 1942, he ? along with thousands of fellow POWs - was conscripted as a slave labourer. He was deep underground, in a coal mine near Nagasaki, when the US dropped its second atomic bomb, on 9 August 1945. The blast that obliterated the city and incinerated 66,000 people freed Jim from his living hell below the ground. But his struggles were far from over. Badly debilitated by the daily privations of working in the mine, weakened by chronic starvation, as well as suffering from the tropical diseases he contracted during his time on the Death Railway and on nightmarish prisoner-transport ships, he was more dead than alive. Jim was repatriated to Australia, but his war never really ended, its legacy a lifetime of pain. Jim's story reveals some of the darkest chapters of the twentieth century. His suffering at the hands of a sadistic enemy was extreme, but through those and all the subsequent years, he never lost his sense of humour. His story is infused with it and, as such, is a glowing testament to the resilience that has sustained Australians at war, especially when the going got tough." -- Back cover
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contains biographical information
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10661697
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ANL
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Brigginshaw, Jim
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940.5472
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Bodero, Jim
  • Burma-Siam Railway
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisners of war
  • Kyūshū Region (Japan)
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a POW story of survival on the death railway and Nagasaki
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The hell pits of Sendryu : a POW story of survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki, Jim Brigginshaw
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000063008035
Dimensions
23 cm.
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233 pages
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9781925520996
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1041112058
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The hell pits of Sendryu : a POW story of survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki, Jim Brigginshaw
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063008035
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781925520996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1041112058

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