Barbed Wire and Bamboo: Stories of Captivity and Escape from the 1st and 2nd World Wars

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This book contains a collection of stories of captivity and escape from World Wars I and II, all involving Australian soldiers. The stories tell of capture, imprisonment and escape - in Europe, under German and Italian captors, and in Southeast Asia. There was quite a contrast between being a prisoner of the Europeans and a prisoner of the Japanese; Japan, unlike Germany and Italy, was not a signatory to the Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war and, of over 22,000 Australians taken prisoner by the Japanese ...

Barbed Wire and Bamboo: Stories of Captivity and Escape from the 1st and 2nd World Wars 1993, Allen & Unwin, Sydney

ISBN-13: 9781863733137

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