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The Resource Hell on earth : Sandakan - Australia's greatest war tragedy, Michele Cunningham

Hell on earth : Sandakan - Australia's greatest war tragedy, Michele Cunningham

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Hell on earth : Sandakan - Australia's greatest war tragedy
Title
Hell on earth
Title remainder
Sandakan - Australia's greatest war tragedy
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Michele Cunningham
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The heart - rending story of the Australians brutally imprisoned in Sandakan, the Japanese POW camp in North Borneo whose very name came to symbolise cruelty and ill - treatment. In mid - 1942, after the fall of Singapore, almost three thousand Allied prisoners of war were taken by the Japanese from Changi to Sandakan. Of those, 2500 lost their lives. Men died at Sandakan and Kuching, and on the infamous 'death marches': they died from sickness and starvation, torture and appalling violence, or were killed by the guards as they were forced to keep moving along a seemingly never - ending track. Only six Australians survived the death marches, out of the thousand who left ...Michele Cunningham's father was one of those who survived Sandakan, and then Kuching. Through the mateship and common bond of the survivors, she has had access to their stories, and here she gives an account of these courageous men - those who refused to break no matter how badly they were treated; and those brave men who didn't make it. And it is the story of the depths to which the Japanese sank. HELL ON EARTH is a remarkable story of bravery, brutality, mateship and survival
  • World War II
  • Australian Military History
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Cunningham, Michele Katherine
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Sandakan (Concentration camp)
  • Prisoners of war
  • Concentration camps
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Kuching (Sarawak)
Target audience
adult
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Hell on earth : Sandakan - Australia's greatest war tragedy, Michele Cunningham
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Publication
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Regular print edition published by Hachette, Sydney, NSW: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
36391153
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition
Extent
xi, 517 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459671270
Isbn Type
(large print)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 36391153
  • (Sirsi) 36391153
Label
Hell on earth : Sandakan - Australia's greatest war tragedy, Michele Cunningham
Publication
Copyright
Note
Regular print edition published by Hachette, Sydney, NSW: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
36391153
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition
Extent
xi, 517 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459671270
Isbn Type
(large print)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 36391153
  • (Sirsi) 36391153

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