White coolies audio book
In 1942 a group of 65 Australian army nursing sisters were evacuated from Malaya a few days before the fall of Singapore. Two days later their ship was bombed and sunk by the Japanese. Of the fifty-three survivors who scrambled ashore, twenty-one were murdered and the remaining thirty-two taken prisoner. White coolies is the engrossing record kept by one of the sisters, Betty Jeffrey, during the more than three gruelling years of imprisonment that followed. It is an amazing story of survival and deprivation amid the harshest of conditions. An account of the true story which inspired the film Paradise Road starring Glenn CloseThis audio book is introduced by Bud Tingwell and read by Beverley Dunn. Duration 8 hours on 7 CDs.