The Naked Island

Braddon Russell

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Penquin Books
Publisher Place: Ringwood
Publisher Year: 1993
Edition: Reprint

Description: 266 pages. Book is in general good condition. There is some light reading wear present, but still a presentable copy.

Publishers Description: The innocence of the young Australian soldiers sent to Malaya during the Second World War to halt the territorial expansion of the Japanese was quickly shattered by defeat and surrender. Russell Braddon, who himself became a prisoner of war, graphically describes the ghastly suffering and wanton neglect of the Allied soldiers in some of the most infamous Japanese POW camps, from Pudu in Malaya to Changi in Singapore. For more than three years he watched as these men were ravaged by disease, tortured, and deprived of their most basic needs. Braddon recounts his horrifying story with barely suppressed rage, but also with enormous admiration for the amazing ingenuity, spirit and determination of the prisoners, who created a semblance of order out of nightmarish chaos. His remarkable book makes grim but compelling reading.

ISBN: 9780140149753


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