Changi Photographer. George Aspinall's Record Of Captivity

Bowden Tim

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Australian Broadcasting Corporations
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 1984
Edition: Reprint

Description: 144 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page. Even Before He Became A Prisoner Of War, He Was Nicknamed 'Changi' Aspinall. At Lights-out Time George Was Invariably 'down At Changi Village' Helping To Process Photographs He And His Friends Had Taken Of Their New And Exotic Tropical Surroundings.

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 trop 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: 0642975590

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