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Hell on Earth: Sandakan - Australia's greatest war tragedy

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The heart-rending story of the Australians brutally imprisoned in Sandakan, the Japanese POW camp in North Borneo, whose very name came to symbolise cruelty and ill-treatment.

In mid-1942, after the fall of Singapore, almost three thousand Allied prisoners of war were taken by the Japanese from Changi to Sandakan. Of those, 2500 lost their lives.

Men died at Sandakan and on
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Hachette Australia
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This is an interesting volume, I was expecting another 'expose' on the treatment of the prisoners at Sandakan, and the deaths on the march to Ranau, but this book is not such. It did detail some of this, but went more into detail regarding the trials of those Japanese charged with offences against the prisoners and the evidence given at the trial.

It would seem that following her investigations that the author does not believe that a number of the convictions for murder and the resulting punishme
Gary Morris
Sep 30, 2014 Gary Morris rated it really liked it
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