Prisoners of War (POWs)
Resources on Australian men and women held in Japanse POW camps.
On our shelves:
- Dunlop, E.E., 1990, The War diaries of Weary Dunlop: Java and the Burma-Thailand Railway 1942-1945, Penguin, Ringwood, Vic.
- Flanagan, A, Flanagan M, 2005, The Line: a man's experience; a son's quest to understand, One Day Hill, Camberwell East, Vic. - A story of the Burma railway
- Forbes, C, 2005, Hellfire: the story of Australia, Japan and the Prisoners of War, Macmillan, Sydney
- Nelson, H, 2997, Australian prisoners of war 1941-1945, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Canberra
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
- 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.