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Cowra, Asada, Teruhiko
Author:    Asada, Teruhiko

Title:   Cowra

Binding:   Paperback

Book Condition:   Very Good Condition

Edition:   Reprint

Publisher:    Angus & Robertson 1985

ISBN Number:   0207151830 / 9780207151835

Seller ID:   11100197

125 pages. Corner creasing to top corner of back cover and last couple of pages. 'Early in the morning of August 5, 1944, a thousand Japanese prisoners of war launced a desperate charge at the machine-gun posts and barbed wire surrounding their compound at Cowra, New South Wales. The break-out, they knew even before it began, was doomed to fail. Yet over 230 men died and more than 350 were injured in what must be seen as a mass suicide attempt. A number of those who were too physically incapacitated to take part took their own lives prior to the charge. Why did it happen? Teruhiko Asada's compelling first-person account of the events leading up to the break-out and its appalling aftermath gives a fascinating insight into the Japanese outlook on war and honour. Based on actual events, as recounted to the author by one of the Cowra prisoners, it sheds a vivid light on the moral code which drove a thousand men to seek death, rather than survive the shame of imprisonment. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Australia; ISBN: 0207151830. ISBN/EAN: 9780207151835. Inventory No: 11100197. Paperback

BZDB5    Military  &  Warfare;    Cowra  Paperback 

Price = 12.50 AUD
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