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Sandakan: A Conspiracy of Silence (4th Edition)

Sandakan: A Conspiracy of Silence (4th Edition)
 

It is August 1945 and World War II is over. Japan has surrendered. As the Western world rejoices, deep in the jungles of British North Borneo the small number of remaining Australian and British prisoners of war are massacred. Of the 2434 prisoners incarcerated by the Japanese at... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781525211119
Published 1 April 2016 by ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Format Hardback, [Dyslexic Edition]
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Author(s) By Silver, Lynette Ramsay
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ISBN-13 9781525211119
ISBN-10 1525211110
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Imprint ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Publication Date 1 April 2016
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Hardback, [Dyslexic Edition]
Edition [Dyslexic Edition]
Author(s) By Silver, Lynette Ramsay
Category World History: Second World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 1230
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
Dewey Code Not specified
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It is August 1945 and World War II is over. Japan has surrendered. As the Western world rejoices, deep in the jungles of British North Borneo the small number of remaining Australian and British prisoners of war are massacred. Of the 2434 prisoners incarcerated by the Japanese at the Sandakan POW camp, only six, all escapees have survived. The POW's sent from Singapore in 1942 - 43 to work on airfield construction, endured frequent beatings, and were subjected to other, more diabolical punishment. Sustained only by an inadequate and ever diminishing rice ration and with little medical attention, many died of malnutrition, maltreatment and disease. Lynette Silver, through painstaking research and interviews with survivors, as well as a study of Japanese records, has pieced together a detailed and highly readable account of the lives and ultimate fate of Sandakan's POW's. She tells a totally gripping and horrifying tale, not only of the prisoners, but the reasons why they, and their story, became World War II's most deadly secret.

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