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Escape from the rising sun; the incredible voyage of the Sederhana Djohanis.

Author: Ian Skidmore
Publisher: London, Cooper, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Singapore had fallen. The British Army, retreating in disorder before the onslaught of the Japanese shock-troops, had been told to surrender. One man was convinced he could escape. Geoffrey Rowley-Conwy seized a junk and sailed for Padang. There he joined a group of fellow officers for a desperate escape-bid in a dilapidated sailing boat across the Indian Ocean to Ceylon, 1500 miles of open sea swept by the fury of  Read more...
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Named Person: Geoffrey Alexander Rowley-Conwy Langford, Baron
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Skidmore
ISBN: 0850521025 9780850521023
OCLC Number: 859206
Description: 198, [8] pages illustrations, maps, portraits 23 cm

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Singapore had fallen. The British Army, retreating in disorder before the onslaught of the Japanese shock-troops, had been told to surrender. One man was convinced he could escape. Geoffrey Rowley-Conwy seized a junk and sailed for Padang. There he joined a group of fellow officers for a desperate escape-bid in a dilapidated sailing boat across the Indian Ocean to Ceylon, 1500 miles of open sea swept by the fury of the monsoon and patrolled by Japanese fighter planes on the lookout for British survivors.

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