Coverart for item
The Resource Hellfire : the story of Australia, Japan and the prisoners of war

Hellfire : the story of Australia, Japan and the prisoners of war

Label
Hellfire : the story of Australia, Japan and the prisoners of war
Title
Hellfire
Title remainder
the story of Australia, Japan and the prisoners of war
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
War. The acclamied, definitive, best-selling account of Australia's Prisoners of War held captive by the Japanese. The story of Australia, Japan and the Prisoners of War. For months during 1943 there was no night in Hellfire Pass. By the light of flares, carbide lamps and bamboo fires, men near-naked and skeletal cut a passage through stone to make way for a railway. Among these men were some of the 22,000 Australian soldiers taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. In camps across Asia and the Pacific, they struggled, died, and survived with a little help from their mates. Their experiences became a defining feature of the war, just as Hellfire Pass was to become a defining symbol of what every prisoner experienced. Hellfire details the individual stories of those caught up in history: the Hudson bomber pilot attacking the Japanese invasion force on Day One; the prisoner of war who refused to be blindfolded for his execution, and another who coped with misery and death by sketching plumbago flowers; the man the atom bomb didn't kill in Nagasaki and whose homecoming helped change Australia. Hellfire was researched in Australia, Japan and across South-East Asia. It draws on 50 first-person interviews, ranging from former prisoners to an old Mon villager deep in the Burmese jungle, and from Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew to veterans of the Imperial Japanese Army. The result is a tour de force, a powerful and searing history of the prisoners of the Japanese
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forbes, Cameron
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Byrne, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burma-Siam Railroad
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Hellfire : the story of Australia, Japan and the prisoners of war
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Complete & unabridged
  • MP3 CD
  • Bolinda Audio Books: BAB 081052
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25764780
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
2 audio discs (MP3 CD) (18 hr., 15 min.)
Isbn
9781742140438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 081052
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25764780
  • (Sirsi) 25764780
System details
MP3 cds can only be played an MP3 compatible sound system
Label
Hellfire : the story of Australia, Japan and the prisoners of war
Publication
Note
  • Complete & unabridged
  • MP3 CD
  • Bolinda Audio Books: BAB 081052
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25764780
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
2 audio discs (MP3 CD) (18 hr., 15 min.)
Isbn
9781742140438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 081052
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25764780
  • (Sirsi) 25764780
System details
MP3 cds can only be played an MP3 compatible sound system

Library Locations

    • Karrinyup LibraryBorrow it
      Davenport Street , Karrinyup, 6018, AU
      -31.876002 115.778403
Processing Feedback ...