By Roger Maynard
In February, 1942, Ambon, an Indonesian island north of Darwin, fell to the japanese military and the Allied forces protecting it have been captured. Over 1000 of those squaddies have been Australian. by means of the tip of the struggle, simply one-third of them had survived and Ambon grew to become a spot of nightmares, some of the most infamous of all POW camps the warfare had seen.
Many of the boys captured have been massacred, and of these who first and foremost survived, many later succumbed to the sadistic brutality of the japanese guards. hunger additionally took a anxious toll, after which there have been the clinical 'experiments'. It used to be a spot nearly with out wish in case you hung on, made worse by means of the truth that the savagery inflicted on them wasn't constrained to their captors but additionally got here from their very own. One soldier defined their hopelessness in the direction of the tip with the grim phrases: 'The males knew they have been dying.'
Yet astoundingly there have been survivors and in Ambon they communicate of not only the horrors, however the bravery, persistence and mateship that obtained them via a trial virtually most unlikely to imagine.
The tale of Ambon is one in all either the depravity and the triumph of the human spirit; it's also one that isn't been greatly informed. till now.
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Ambon: The truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit (Hachette Military Collection) by Roger Maynard