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The Resource The story of Billy Young, Anthony Hill

The story of Billy Young, Anthony Hill

Label
The story of Billy Young
Title
The story of Billy Young
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Hill
Title variation
Story of Billy Young
Title variation remainder
a teenager in Changi, Sandakan and Outram Road
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bill Young was a boy of 15 when he joined the AIF in 1941. He was an orphan - hungry, broke, with nowhere to sleep - and the army offered him a feed, a blanket and five shilings a day in his pocket. The trouble was, the army sent him off to Malaya where he became a POW when Singapore fell to the Japanese. From Changi, 'Billy the Kid' went on to spend the rest of his teenage years in some of the most barbaric Japanese prisons: the notorious labour camp at Sandakan (from which he escaped), and solitary confinement in the horrific Outram Road prison. Billy survived by a combination of luck, larrikin humour and native cunning, learned as a market boy growing up in Sydney during the Depression. He has lasted into old age by virtue of his extraordinary spirit. In this powerful account of one of the youngest-ever prisoners of war, award winning author Anthony Hill takes into the hearts and minds of the POWs, who refused to ever wholly submit to their captors."--Back cover
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10165820
Cataloging source
NOV
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1942-
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Hill, Anthony
Dewey number
940.5472
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Young, Bill
  • Australia
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sandakan (Sabah : Concentration camp)
  • Outram Road (Singapore : Concentration camp)
  • Changi (Singapore : Concentration camp)
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a teenager in Changi, Sandakan and Outram Road
Label
The story of Billy Young, Anthony Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-408) and index
Control code
000048589400
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 415 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670076178
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
Label
The story of Billy Young, Anthony Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-408) and index
Control code
000048589400
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 415 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670076178
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.

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