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The Lost Battalions
 

The Lost Battalions (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

By Gilling, Tom
Read by Tredinnick, David

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A little known story of two Australian battalions abandoned in Java during World War II and the heroes who kept them alive in the worst of Japan's prisoner of war camps. 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.
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ISBN 9781489487162
Published NZ 28 Feb 2019
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781489487162
Stock Available
Status In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint ABC Audio
Published 28 Feb 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
 › 2 other possible formats available
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Gilling, Tom
Read by Tredinnick, David
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
History
World History: Second World War
Battles & Campaigns
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text General/trade

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