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Weary: King of the River
by Sue Ebury
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Thorough and noteworthy, this biography explores the life of Sir Edward Weary” Dunlop, an Australian surgeon who was held captive by the Japanese during World War II. With more than 150 images as well as never-before-published material about Dunlop’s betrayal of his captors, this comprehensive account examines the precarious moments Dunlop survived, including wartime starvation, disease, brutality, and near executions. Having selflessly worked to save lives in the notorious work and hospital camps along the Burma-Thailand railway, Dunlop, known for his courage and compassion, became an Australian legend.
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AU Author. Sir Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop was the type of rare individual who inspires others to impossible feats by example. Born and raised in Victoria, Australia, he qualified as a pharmacist and surgeon. When World War II broke out, he was appointed a surgeon to the Emergency Medical Unit, spending time in Greece and Africa before he was transferred to Java. As commanding officer and surgeon in the POW camps of the Japanese, he became a legend to thousands of Allied prisoners whose lives were saved with meagre medical supplies. In those camps, at great personal risk, he recorded the deprivation and despair of the men under his command.Australian History.
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