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Sandakan

Sandakan
Autor: Paul Ham
Data publikacji: 2013-07
ISBN: 9780857521040
Wydawca: BANTAM BOOKS
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 15.3 x 4 x 23.4
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 672
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Opis produktu:

After the fall of Singapore in 1942, the conquering Japanese Army transferred some 2500 British and Australian prisoners to a jungle camp at Sandakan, on the east coast of North Borneo. There they were beaten, broken, worked to death, thrown into bamboo cages on the slightest pretext and subjected to tortures so ingenious and hideous that the victims were driven to the brink of madness. But it was only to be the beginning of the nightmare. In late 1944 when Allied aircraft began bombing the coastal towns of Sandakan and Jesselton, the Japanese resolved to abandon the prison camp and move the prisoners 250 miles inland to Ranau. The journey there became known as the Sandakan Death marches. Of the thousand plus prisoners who set out on the epic marches, only six survived. This is both their

 

 

About the Author

Paul Ham has spent the past 16 years writing 20th century military, political and diplomatic history. He has written five critically acclaimed books: '1914: THE YEAR THE WORLD ENDED' (published by Random House Australia in 2013 and Random House UK in 2014); 'SANDAKAN' (Random House Australia 2011, Random House UK 2013); 'HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI' (HarperCollins Australia 2010, Random House UK 2011, Thomas Dunne USA 2014), and 'KOKODA' and 'VIETNAM: THE AUSTRALIAN WAR' (HarperCollins Australia, 2005 and 2007, respectively). Two have inspired ABC documentaries, which he co-wrote and/or narrated. Ham is a regular contributor to the Kindle Single platform and a former foreign correspondent for The London Sunday Times. He has a Masters degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics, and lives in Sydney and Paris.

 



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