Keep the men alive : Australian POW doctors in Japanese captivity / Rosalind Hearder.
By: Hearder, Rosalind.Material type: BookPublisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2009Description: 297 pages,  pages plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781741757385 (pbk.).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | Prisoners and prisons, JapaneseDDC classification: 940.547252
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During World War II, 22,000 Australian military personnel became prisoners of war under the Japanese military. Over three and a half years, 8,000 died in captivity, in desperate conditions of forced labor, disease, and starvation. Many of those who returned home after the war attributed their survival to the 106 Australian medical officers imprisoned alongside them. These doctors varied in age, background, and experience, but they were united in their unfailing dedication to keeping as many of the men alive as possible. This is the story of those 106 doctors--their compassion, bravery, and ingenuity--and their efforts in bringing back the 14,000 survivors.
Bibliography: p. 263-283.
Includes index. -Bibliography: p. 263-283.
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