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    Shelter in time of war

    The Big Tree of Sandakan was a place of significance to all who were held there.
    By Richard Braithwaite

    Return from Changi

    The paintings of a prisoner on the Burma–Thailand railway tell a story with a twist in the ending.
    By Nigel Stanley

    An officer's first duty

    A mass breakout from a German prisoner-of-war camp was a success even though it failed.
    By Dianne Rutherford

    Painting on the inside

    Australian painters gave us a view of life in European prisoner-of-war camps during the Second World War.
    By Bridie Macgillicuddy

    Bold bids for freedom

    Many Australian prisoners during the First World War made escape attempts, but very few succeeded.
    By Aaron Pegram

    Cowra – an early warning

    The mental state of a Japanese prisoner was a warning his jailers ignored.
    By Graham Apthorpe

    Two funerals and a breakout

    A Japanese prisoner at Cowra went on to become a force for reconciliation.
    By Keiko Tamura

    Chivalry versus Bushido

    Letters from prisoners of the Japanese were dropped over Port Moresby in 1942 – but how did this come about?
    By Kan Sugahara


    Battle over the fjord

    A raid on German ships in 1945 was heroic but costly.
    By Scott Milson

    Sticking to his guns

    One of the great fighting captains of the Royal Australian Navy is still revered today.
    By Tom Lewis

    The raid on Celtic Wood

    The 10th Battalion's action was tragic, but it's no longer a mystery.
    By Michael Kelly

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