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Break-Out! - The Japanese POW Break-Out at Cowra, 1944

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In the early hours of the moonlit morning of 5 August 1944, the greatest mass escape of prisoners of war in British military history took place in the small Australian country town of Cowra in New South Wales.

The attempt was hopeless from the beginning and ended with 231 prisoners dead in the morning sunlight and the remainder soon rounded up from the open rolling farmland
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Published June 21st 2012 by BWM Books
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Mike
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We all know the Japanese didn't surrender, right? Well, that's not correct. The Australians held over 1,000 Japanese POWs at Cowra.

This book is the story of how some of those Japanese got there and of the prison break/mass suicide attempt at Cowra. Written by a former POW of the Japanese with help from some of the Japanese prisoners held at Cowra, this story is concisely and fairly told. It's an easy and informative read.

I recommend this book for anyone interested in the POW experience in WWII
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