ID number S04097
Title 21449 Eric Francis Davis as a Private, 2/15 Field Regiment and prisoner of the Japanese, 1941-45, interviewed by Don Wall
Collection Sound
Object type Oral history
Date made 1985
Physical description audio cassette; TDK; two track mono Sound 1  
Sound 2  
Note Open
Copying provision Copy provided subject to permission from copyright holder


Stories about men in 'B' force at Kuching and Sandakan, Borneo; Curly Kent selling to the Japanese; Colonel Suga's sword; execution and burial of Captain L. Matthews; discrepencies between stories of other survivors; POW signals to supply planes - civilians killed by falling packages; on the road meeting a war correspondent; beheading of Japanese by local people; G strings made from nun's black habits; plans to execute POWs; 'Whisky' and 'Soda' local children bought back to Australia; false bottom in rice boxes for contraband.
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