Changi Photographer. George Aspinall's Record Of Capitivity

Bowden Tim

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Abc
Publisher Place: Australia
Publisher Year: 1989
Edition: Reprint

Description: 144 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Even before he became a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in Singapore in 1942, George Aspinall was nicknamed ‘Changi’ Aspinall by his 2/30th Battalion mates. At lights-out time in Birdwood Camp, this teenaged Australian soldier was invariably ‘down at Changi Village’ helping to process photographs he had taken with a hidden camera of his friends in their new and exotic tropical surroundings.After captivity that hobby became a private obsession that saw George not only taken secret photographs in the Changi area, but up on the appalling Thai/Burma Railway. He not only took photographs at great personal risk, but actually processed them on the spot, using chemicals smuggled in medicine bottles from Singapore.The ingenuity and resourcefulness of this young Australian private soldier have resulted in a unique visual diary of captivity. Originally published in 1984, this remarkable story with its graphic photographs has never been out of print since George Aspinall told his story to author and historian Tim Bowden. Now recognised as a classic, this book has been widely praised.

ISBN: 9780725105808


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