The Duke

David Matthews

A Hero's Hero at Sandakan - Captain Lionel Matthews GC, MC. Lionel Matthews had been newly promoted to the rank of Captain, when in early 1942 he was captured in Singapore and sent to the infamous Sandakan prison camp in Borneo. There he was appointed to the dangerous role of intelligence officer and helped build an amazing underground network in an attempt to ease the suffering of his fellow prisoners and to seek to gain their eventual freedom from their Japanese captors.

Soft cover, photographs, 235 pages.