The Changi Brownlow

Roland Perry

In the harshness and brutality of Changi prison, a group of Australian Prisoners of War dug deep and fought to maintain their spirit in the best way they knew how; Australian Rules football.  Six teams of brave and courageous men played a season, culminating in ‘Victoria‘ versus ‘the Rest of Australia’  with the Changi Brownlow winner declared before the final game. The bonds that these men forged on the makeshift playing field were to sustain them when so many were later sent to labour on the Thai Burma Railway. Ravaged by cholera, starved and worked to death, fewer than half survived. 

Soft cover, photographs, 376 pages.