Australian Prisoners of War 1941 - 1945

Australians in the Pacific War series. More than 22,000 Australians became prisoners of war of the Japanese between 1941 and 1945. Of these, more than 8000 died in captivity. Most were captured in the first three months of 1942 in Malaya, Singapore, Java, Ambon, Timor and Rabaul. This book examines how Australians went into captivity, how they endured, how so many lost their lives and how just 14,000 came home. Soft cover, illustrated, 105 pages.