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    DescriptionAfter the fall of Singapore in 1942, the conquering Japanese Army transferred some 2500 British and Australian prisoners to a jungle camp at Sandakan, on the east coast of North Borneo. There they were beaten, broken, worked to death, thrown into bamboo cages on the slightest pretext and subjected to tortures so ingenious and hideous that the victims were driven to the brink of madness. But it was only to be the beginning of the nightmare. In late 1944 when Allied aircraft began bombing the coastal towns of Sandakan and Jesselton, the Japanese resolved to abandon the prison camp and move the prisoners 250 miles inland to Ranau. The journey there became known as the Sandakan Death marches. Of the thousand plus prisoners who set out on the epic marches, only six survived. This is both their story and the story of the fallen.


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    Title
    Sandakan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Ham
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 60 mm
    Weight: 1,040 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857521033
    ISBN 10: 0857521039
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMM
    BIC subject category V2: JWXR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FMM, 3JJH
    DC23: 940.547252095953
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, DNBH
    Illustrations note
    8pp
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    DOUBLEDAY
    Publication date
    27 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paul Ham is the author of the critically acclaimed Sandakan, Hiroshima Nagasaki, Vietnam: The Australian War and Kokoda. His latest book, 1914: The Year the World Ended, is being published by Random House in Britain in May 2014; while Hiroshima Nagasaki is being published in America in August 2014. A former correspondent for the Sunday Times (between 1998-2012), Paul was born in Sydney and educated in Australia and Britain, where he completed a Masters degree in Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He now writes history full-time, and lives in Sydney and Paris.
    Review quote
    "The most comprehensive account written about the worst single atrocity committed against Allied prisoners of war by the Japanese. Ham has written of these events with great power and assiduous research. Surely this is now the definitive account of the Sandakan death marches" Sydney Morning Herald
    Review text
    The most comprehensive account written about the worst single atrocity committed against Allied prisoners of war by the Japanese. Ham has written of these events with great power and assiduous research. Surely this is now the definitive account of the Sandakan death marches