Stoker Munro Survivor. An Incredible Story Of Resilience And Survival

Spiteri David

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2014
Edition: First Edition

Description: 263 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: A simple, moving, vivid and heartbreaking account of one young sailors eventful war. I heard the cries of scared men yelling they couldnt swim, but they jumped in regardless. I pulled off my new boots, dropped them on the deck and, clutching my tobacco tin, jumped overboard, feet first ... We were a good distance away from the sinking Perth when two more torpedoes slammed into it and we watched silently as our ship slid under. Suddenly we were alone at sea in a pitch-black night in an overcrowded Carley float. Someone said, Goodbye, gallant one. Stoker Munro was just an inexperienced seventeen year old knockabout kid when he went to war, but he turned out to be an extraordinary survivor. the sinking of the Perth was only the beginning of his war. Stoker suffered through years of harsh imprisonment in Java and the infamous Changi prison camp, as well as the horrors of the thai-Burma Railway. then, just as conditions improved, he was shipped off to Japan and another disaster. Stoker Munro, Survivor is a simple but moving account of a young sailors war, as told to his close friend, David Spiteri. Stokers voice - clear, distinctive, laidback and larrikin, with an ability to find the humour in just about any situation - epitomises everything that is great about the ANZAC spirit: courage, resilience, and the sheer refusal to lie down and be beaten. the story of Stoker Darby Munros survival is an epic of the human spirit ... In our time, when the word hero is flung around so lightly, this book reflects upon genuine heroism. We forget these stories and these lives at our peril. Mike Carlton

ISBN: 9780732298913

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