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Keep the Men Alive: Australian POW Doctors in Japanese Captivity

Our Price: AU$35.00 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - paperback, 328 pages
Author: R. Hearder
Year: 2009
Other Data: b&w photos, bibliog, index
ISBN: 9781741757385

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Product Code: ALL146
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During World War II, 22,000 Australian military personnel became prisoners of war under the Japanese military. Over three and a half years, 8000 died in captivity, in desperate conditions of forced labour, disease and starvation. Many of those who returned home after the way attributed their survival to the 106 Australian medical officers imprisoned alongside them. These doctors varied in age, background and experience, but they were united in their unfailing dedication to keeping as many of the men alive as possible.

This is the story of those 106 doctors - their compassion, bravery and ingenuity - and their efforts in bringing back the 14,000 survivors.

Author's Note
1. The Road to Captivity
2, Changi: The Beginning
3. Making Bricks Without Straw: The Burma-Thailand Railway
4. Untold Stories: The Other Camps
5. A Complex Relationship: Doctors and Captors
6. Doctor and Officer
7. Beyond the Call: Coping in Captivity
8. The Long Shadow: After the War
Glossary of Medical Terms
Appendix A. Australian POW Doctors
Appendix B. Doctors' Deaths in Captivity

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