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Digger's story : surviving the Japanese POW camps was just the beginning

Author: David Barrett; Brian Robertson
Publisher: Scoresby, Vic. : The Five Mile Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Digger Barrett was given his nickname at an early age by his father. It was prophetic: as an eighteen-year-old looking for fun and adventure, he enlisted as a private and served in World War II. After surviving the Malayan campaign, he would spend over three years as a Japanese prisoner of war. It would take Digger more than fifty years to rid his mind of the hate he had for the guards of the Imperial Japanese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Death registers
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Australian
Registers of dead
Named Person: David Barrett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Barrett; Brian Robertson
ISBN: 9781743007426 1743007426
OCLC Number: 785957548
Description: 1 volume
Responsibility: David Barrett ; Brian Robertson.

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David Digger Barrett was given his nickname at an early age by his father. It was prophetic: as an eighteen-year-old looking for fun and adventure, he enlisted as a private and served in World War II. After surviving the Malayan campaign, he would spend over three years as a Japanese prisoner of war. It would take Digger more than fifty years to rid his mind of the hate he had for the guards of the Imperial Japanese Army. His story of courage, mateship and survival takes him from the prison camps of Thailand and Burma to the fight for reparations for all Australian POWs of the Japanese.

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