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In November 1940, Arthur Bancroft kissed his sweetheart, Mirla, goodbye and signed up with the Royal Australian Navy to go to war. He was nineteen years old. Arthur's War is the extraordinary story of his ordeal, and his survival.

Arthur made a habit of cheating death – on the ill-fated HMAS Perth, which was sunk during the Battle of the Sunda Strait; as a prisoner of war o
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 2nd 2010 by Penguin Australia (first published July 28th 2010)
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Suhaila
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The is a must read book!
Sean Lee
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A simply written story of horrible times told with good humour and grace.
Karleen
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of meeting Arthur (and Mirla) in his later years and hearing parts of his stories first hand. I then read the book and I can highly recommend it to others, a really interesting read, especially if you are from Western Australia, gives you a good history of Australian war times and what Prisoners of War went through on The Burma Railway (I think a better way to learn it than the new Colin Firth movie The Railway Man). An unbelievable story of survival (twice!) and a sweet true ...more
Dave
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
No way can the horror of what these men went through can be written. Absolutely horrific. I have been on the line that these men built, it's a nice trip - you can't imagine the conditions that these guys were living in. A good read for those interested, should be compulsory reading for those who those who aren't interested
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