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Changi Prison WWII

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Changi Photographer
by Tim Bowden
Paperback from Times Editions
 
Diary of a Girl in Changi 1941-1945
by Sheila Allan
Paperback from Kangaroo Press
 
The Naked Island
by Russell Braddon
Book Description: Russell Braddon wrote The Naked Island in 1950. By 1968 it had been reprinted eleven times and sold one million copies in Britain alone. As the author states, 'It was written to tell the world what sort of people the Japanese can be. It was written to explain what they did in the war and what they might well do again.' 
There are numerous books on the war in the East but this is one of the greatest. Often hilarious, even amidst the horror, this is the story of what the Japanese did to those they captured. It is written in prose all the more effective for its dry understatement and sharp observation by a man who never lost his will to live even in the most terrible circumstances. Braddon's story is however not that simply of a prisoner of war. In his comments on the equally brutal Japanese treatment of native workers and indeed any who were not Japanese, he reveals the hollow reality of the 'Greater Asian co-prosperity sphere' promised by the Japanese, and attempts to understand how one group of human beings could behave in such a way towards another and the inhuman ideology and fanaticism which drove the Japanese on. 

Even today the subject of Japanese war guilt is never far from the headlines and it was only last year that a deal on compensation was arrived at for surviving POWs. 
Paperback from Birlinn Ltd

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THE NAKED ISLAND With Drawings made in Changi Prison Camp by Ronald Searle
by Russell Braddon
Hardcover from Lloyd O'Neil
 
Prisoner of the Japanese : From Changi to Tokyo
by Tom Henling Wade
Paperback - 186 pages
Seven Hills Book Distributors; ISBN: 0864176023
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River Kwai Railway : The Story of the Burma-Siam Railway
by Clifford Kinvig
Listed under Prisoners of War
 

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Changi. The Funny Side
by Slim, Illustrated by Peter Hall deGrey
Paperback from Gold Coast Australia: Writers World, 1991
 
Bamboo Round My Shoulder - Changi The Lighter Side
by Sprod
Paperback from Simon & Schuster Australia
 
Singapore Samurai
by Penrod V. Dean
Paperback from Kangaroo Press
 
 
 
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