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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: Viking/Penquin Group
Publisher Place: Camberwell
Publisher Year: 2010
Edition: First Edition

Description: 306 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout. After Surviving On HMAS Perth After Being Torpedoed, (Arthur Bancroft)he Was Then Picked Up And Taken As A Prisoner Of War, Working On The Burma Railway, Where It Is Said A Man Died For Every Sleeper Laid. He Then Survived A Second Shipwreck , That Left Him Clinging To Debris For Six Days. Against All Odds He Made It Back To Australia

Publishers Description: In November 1940, Arthur Bancroft kissed his sweetheart, Mirla, goodbye and signed up with the Royal Australian Navy to go to war. He was nineteen years old. Arthur's War is the extraordinary story of his ordeal, and his survival.Arthur made a habit of cheating death – on the ill-fated HMAS Perth, which was sunk during the Battle of the Sunda Strait; as a prisoner of war on the notorious Burma–Thailand Railway, where it is said a man died for every sleeper laid; and miraculously surviving a second shipwreck that left him lost at sea, clinging to debris, for six days. While a POW he risked his life to keep a secret diary written on paper scraps with stolen pencils recording the agony and comradeship of life on the railway, which has never before been published.Against all odds Arthur made it back to Australia and to Mirla, who never lost hope for his eventual return all those years he was lost at war. His story is a story for all Australians: a captivating saga of courage, mateship, survival – and love.

ISBN: 9780670073467


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