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White coolies.

Author: Betty Jeffrey
Publisher: Maidstone, George Mann [1973, ©1954]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On February 12th 1942, sixty-five Australian Army Nursing sisters were hurriedly evacuated from blazing Singapore. Two days later, their ship was bombed and sunk by the enemy and twelve died. Fifty-three survivors struggled to shore only to fall straight into the hands of the Japanese. Twenty-two were butchered on the beach : shot, clubbed to death or bayonetted. The remaining thirty-one were imprisoned for three  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Jeffrey
ISBN: 0704100177 9780704100176
OCLC Number: 14688325
Description: 204 pages illustrations 23 cm
Responsibility: [Illustrated by J.P.L. Kickhefer.].

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On February 12th 1942, sixty-five Australian Army Nursing sisters were hurriedly evacuated from blazing Singapore. Two days later, their ship was bombed and sunk by the enemy and twelve died. Fifty-three survivors struggled to shore only to fall straight into the hands of the Japanese. Twenty-two were butchered on the beach : shot, clubbed to death or bayonetted. The remaining thirty-one were imprisoned for three years in the hell-camps of Sumatra. When liberation came only twenty-four nurses still lived.

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