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Prisoners of War (POWs)

Resources on Australian men and women held in Japanse POW camps.

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You may also be interested in this book about the 1500 civilians captured by the Japanese.  They spent the war interned in harsh, prison-like camps throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Twomey, Christiana 2007, Australia's forgotten prisoners: civilians interned by the Japanese in World War Two, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria.


From the Department of Veterans Affairs

Official publication

  • Nippon very sorry - many men must die: Submission to the United Nations Commission of Human Rights (ESOSOC Resolution 1503) Donated to St Patrick's College, 16th April 1999, by National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association.


  • Flanagan, R, 2013, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Vintage Books, Sydney. Twelve years in the writing, The Narrow Road is a culmination of themes and ideas that Richard Flanagan had long wanted to write about. His father, Archie, was one of Dunlop's Thousand, "that now near-mythical group" as Flanagan describes them, who manned the Thai-Burma death railway.

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