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It Happened to Us: Mark II

It Happened to Us: Mark II

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Lunghezza: 446 pagine5 ore

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These are the stories of the `boys' of the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment who served in World War II in Malaya and Singapore in the defence of Australia, and spent three and a half years of their lives as POWs.

The gun crews’ task was to destroy Japanese tanks, which they did with distinction. No enemy tank broke through their lines. Fighting a rearguard action down the Malay Peninsula they destroyed over sixteen Japanese tanks.

After Singapore surrendered, anti-tankers were allocated to various POW work parties. Collectively their stories cover a broad range of the experiences endured by all Aussies in Japanese POW camps.

These 109 stories have been told for young of today, who are the same age as the anti-tankers when they enlisted 60 years ago - 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21.

Stories highlight the qualities inherent in Australia's youth. They believe given similar circumstances, the youth of today would manifest the same qualities they demonstrated.

If you would like to read how the 16 to 22 year old, happy young Aussie soldiers faced the challenges that confronted them as POWs, this book is for you.

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It Happened to Us: Mark II

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Informazioni sul libro

It Happened to Us: Mark II

Lunghezza: 446 pagine5 ore

Descrizione

These are the stories of the `boys' of the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment who served in World War II in Malaya and Singapore in the defence of Australia, and spent three and a half years of their lives as POWs.

The gun crews’ task was to destroy Japanese tanks, which they did with distinction. No enemy tank broke through their lines. Fighting a rearguard action down the Malay Peninsula they destroyed over sixteen Japanese tanks.

After Singapore surrendered, anti-tankers were allocated to various POW work parties. Collectively their stories cover a broad range of the experiences endured by all Aussies in Japanese POW camps.

These 109 stories have been told for young of today, who are the same age as the anti-tankers when they enlisted 60 years ago - 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21.

Stories highlight the qualities inherent in Australia's youth. They believe given similar circumstances, the youth of today would manifest the same qualities they demonstrated.

If you would like to read how the 16 to 22 year old, happy young Aussie soldiers faced the challenges that confronted them as POWs, this book is for you.

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