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Doomed battalion : mateship and leadership in war and captivity : the… (edition 2014)

by Peter Henning

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"... the story of the men of the 2/40 Battalion - mainly Tasmanians - and its associated army units, sent to garrison an airfield in Dutch Timor immediately after the Japanese entered the Second World War. Assigned a hopeless military task within a misguided strategy, they were captured a week after the fall of Singapore in February 1942. They were then scattered in prison camps across east Asia, including Java, Sumatra, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Japan and other places... Doomed Battalion explores the complexities of the prisoner of war experience, the nature of the men's relationships with each other, with their officers, with other Australians and with prisoners of other nationalities in conditions of extreme hardship and the continuous struggle for survival..."--Jacket.… (more)
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Title:Doomed battalion : mateship and leadership in war and captivity : the Australian 2/40 Battalion 1940-45
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Info:[Exeter, Tasmania] : Peter Henning, 2014.
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Doomed battalion : mateship and leadership in war and captivity : the Australian 2/40 Battalion 1940-45 by Peter Henning

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"... the story of the men of the 2/40 Battalion - mainly Tasmanians - and its associated army units, sent to garrison an airfield in Dutch Timor immediately after the Japanese entered the Second World War. Assigned a hopeless military task within a misguided strategy, they were captured a week after the fall of Singapore in February 1942. They were then scattered in prison camps across east Asia, including Java, Sumatra, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Japan and other places... Doomed Battalion explores the complexities of the prisoner of war experience, the nature of the men's relationships with each other, with their officers, with other Australians and with prisoners of other nationalities in conditions of extreme hardship and the continuous struggle for survival..."--Jacket.

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