The Changi Book

The Changi Book

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The story of Changi, told by those who lived through it. In the tradition of The Anzac Book comes this fascinating collection of accounts of life in the notorious Changi prison camp. Changi is synonymous with suffering, hardship and the Australian prisoner-of-war experience in WWII. It is also a story of ingenuity, resourcefulness and survival. Containing essays, cartoons, paintings, and photographs created by prisoners of war, The Changi Book provides a unique view of the camp: life-saving medical innovation, machinery and tools created from spare parts and scrap, black-market dealings, sport and gambling, theatre productions, and the creation of a library and university. Seventy years after its planned publication, material for The Changi Book was rediscovered in the Australian War Memorial archives. It appears here for the first time along with insights from the Memoriala€™s experts. a€˜A moving insidersa€™ account of life in Changi.a€™ a€”Peter FitzSimons a€˜A fresh perspective on Changi: illuminating stories from the inside.a€™ a€”Les CarlyonCovers were repaired with latex and canvas, substitute brake shoes made from the heads of truck tyres . ... such articles as cooking containers and artificial limbs, and aided in the construction of a grass-crushing plant for which there was great anbsp;...

Title:The Changi Book
Author:Lachlan Grant
Publisher:NewSouth - 2015-08-01


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