Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to book edges and corners. Minor mark on inside page.
It is August 1945, WWII is over. Japan has surrendered.
As the Western world rejoices, deep in the juggles of British North Borneo, Australian and British prisoners of war (POWs) are massacred. Of the 2434 prisoners incarcerated by the Japanese forces, at Sandakan POW camp, only six, all escapees, survived.
Lynette Ramsay Silver, through research and interviews with survivors, as well as a study of Japanese records, has pieced together a detailed and highly readable account of the lives and ultimate fate of Sandakan POWs.It is the tale of not only the prisoners but why their story became a secret. (back cover)