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Spice Island Slaves: History of Japanese Prisoner-of-war Camps in Eastern Indonesia May 1943-August 1945 by L.J. Audus

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Spice Island Slaves: History of Japanese Prisoner-of-war Camps in Eastern Indonesia May 1943-August 1945
Author: L.J. Audus
eBook Title: Spice Island Slaves: History of Japanese Prisoner-of-war Camps in Eastern Indonesia May 1943-August 1945
Category: History
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 526
Formats: PDF, FB2, EPUB, DJVU
ISBN: 0951749722
ISBN13: 978-0951749722
Publisher: Alma Publishers (December 1, 1996)
Language: English
Subcategory: Europe
The little-publicised story of Japanese prisoner-of-war camps in the Moluccan Archipelago (The Spice Islands) in Eastern Indonesia from May 1943 onwards is comprehensively recorded in this book. This chronological history has been compiled from contemporary diaries and records from a large number of British and Dutch sources, including those of the author. It is illustrated by 25 drawings of camp scenes and personalities, maps, camp layouts and graphs. In those slave-labour camps on the islands of HARUKU, AMBON (at LIANG) and CERAM (at AMAHAI) and during the final disastrous attempts to return them to JAVA, half of the 4110 servicemen (2827 British and 1283 Dutch) were to die from starvation, disease, brutal thrashings, executions and drowning. The multiplicity of sources ensure that there are no significant gaps in the story traced from the initial assembly of the drafts in Surabaya on Java to the final piecemeal return of the living skeletons of survivors during the last year of the war. The tragic transit camp on the island of MUNA at the south-east corner of Sulawesi is fully covered.

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