Sandakan: The Untold story of the Sandakan Death Marches

Sandakan: The Untold story of the Sandakan Death Marches

by Paul Ham

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ISBN-13: 9781864711417
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Paul Ham is the author of Hiroshima Nagasaki (2011), Vietnam: The Australian War (2007) and Kokoda (2004). Vietnam won the New South Wales Premier’s Prize for Australian History and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Prize for Non-Fiction (2008), a Walkley Award and two other state literary awards. Kokoda was shortlisted for the Walkley Award for Non-Fiction and the New South Wales Premier’s Prize for Non-Fiction. Since 1998, Paul has been the Australia correspondent for the London Sunday Times, covering politics, business and current affairs.

Table of Contents

Map of Sandakan-Ranau Death Marches xiv

Map of Borneo, 1945 xvi

Part 1 Before

1 Singapore Lost 3

2 The Boat 21

3 British North Borneo 38

4 No. 1 Prisoner of War Camp 54

5 Officers and Men 60

Part 2 The Camp

6 First Escapes 77

7 The Commandant 86

8 The Drome 97

9 Flesh and Bone 108

10 The Cage 118

Part 3 Resistance

11 The Radio 131

12 The Underground 143

13 The Berhala Eight 153

14 Guerrillas 165

15 Arrivals 178

16 Betrayal 185

17 The Kempei-Tai 194

18 Mountain Revolt 208

19 Kuching 220

20 Execution 237

21 Rescue? 248

Part 4 They March

22 New Year 1945 265

23 The First March 274

24 White Porters 289

25 The Guards 304

26 An Example 314

27 Self-Sacrificed 321

28 Rescue? 327

29 The Second March 343

30 Two 356

31 The Chaplain 371

32 The Last Jungle Camp 376

33 Three 382

34 One 396

35 Mati Mati 404

36 The Last 416

37 Crucified 422

Part 5 Revelation

38 Surrender 435

39 Relics 451

40 The Trials 470

41 The People 503

42 Home 515

Appendices

1 Honour Roll of Australian and British Soldiers who Died at Sandakan or on the Sandakan-Ranau Death Marches 559

2 List of Sentences in the Trials of the Sandakan Underground 576

3 List of Borneo Natives who Helped Prisoners 577

Acknowledgements 586

References 589

Bibliography 620

Index 638

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Sandakan: The Untold Story of the Sandakan Death Marches 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Roybeanhs More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most interesting stories I have ever heard about British and Australian POW's during WWII that has been classified by the Australian Government and hidden since the end of WWII. Much has been written about the Batann Death March but little is known of he experiences of those held in Borneo. A terrific story of survival against a brutal empire