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Hellfire : the story of Australia, Japan and the prisoners of war

Author: Cameron Forbes
Publisher: Sydney : Pan MacMillan Australia, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For months during 1943 there was no night in Hellfire Pass. By lamplight, men near-naked and skeletal cut a passage through stone to make way for a railway. Among these men were some of the 22,000 Australian soldiers taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. Their experiences became a defining feature of the war.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cameron Forbes
ISBN: 1405036508 9781405036504 1405037075 9781405037075
OCLC Number: 61262543
Description: 559 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Cameron Forbes.

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For months during 1943 there was no night in Hellfire Pass. By lamplight, men near-naked and skeletal cut a passage through stone to make way for a railway. Among these men were some of the 22,000 Australian soldiers taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. Their experiences became a defining feature of the war.

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