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The Resource Abandoned and sacrificed : the tragedy of the Montevideo Maru, Kathryn Spurling

Abandoned and sacrificed : the tragedy of the Montevideo Maru, Kathryn Spurling

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Abandoned and sacrificed : the tragedy of the Montevideo Maru
Title
Abandoned and sacrificed
Title remainder
the tragedy of the Montevideo Maru
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Spurling
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Language
eng
Summary
Rabaul, New Guinea, is a tropical paradise, but between January and July 1942 it was a tragic and terrifying place. Hundreds of Australian defence force volunteers and civilians were massacred by the invading Japanese. Forced into the holds of the hellship Montevideo Maru, a further 1053 perished in Australia's worst maritime disaster. On 22 June 1942, 845 military POWs and over 200 civilian internees left Rabaul on the Montevideo Maru, a freighter requisitioned by the Japanese navy, for Hainan, off the southern coast of China. On 1 July this vessel was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine USS Sturgeon close to Luzon, resulting in the deaths of all prisoners and internees on board. Most were barely adults, still too young to vote. All were forsaken and sacrificed by Australia's government and military leaders. Decades of official denial and subterfuge have ensued, as families continue to fight for the truth and to understand why the Australian Government was so slow in admitting this ever happened
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Spurling, Kathryn
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  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Montevideo Maru (Ship)
  • Australia
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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Abandoned and sacrificed : the tragedy of the Montevideo Maru, Kathryn Spurling
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225977580
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781742579092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Abandoned and sacrificed : the tragedy of the Montevideo Maru, Kathryn Spurling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225977580
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781742579092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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