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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: GORDON, HARRY. Title: Die Like the Carp! the Story of the Greatest Prison Escape Ever . . .
Description: Cassell Australia, (Stanmore, New South Wales, 1979), reprint.. 240 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0726932434 Map/plan endpapers, b&w photos. "In the early morning of 5 August 1944, outside the little Australian township of Cowra, the greatest prison break in world history took place. Mo re than 1100 Japanese prisoners of war took part, and 231 of them were killed; 334 of them actually escaped, and were captured over the ensuing nine days by posses of police, soldiers and local farmers. During the outbreak and the events w h i c h f o l l owed, four Australian soldiers were killed and another four were wounded. The whole bizarre episode was cloaked in secrecy at the time, and for many years afterwards.." Minor browning to pages, light browning to edges of textbloc k, l ig ht ed ge w ea r to boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear archivally taped at top of rear hinge, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good.
Keywords: World War Ii, Japanese Prisoners of War, Australia, Cowra, Escapes, Australian Soldiers, Prison Camps, Akira Kanazawa, Korean, Robert Ramsay, Tadao Minami, Hiroshi Yoshida, Yoshio Shimamoyama, Montague Brown, Benjamin Hardy, Confinement, Coroner's I
Price: US$ 12.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 22460
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