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 battle, simply one-third of them had survived and Ambon grew to become a spot of nightmares, essentially the most infamous of all POW camps the conflict had seen.
Many of the boys captured have been massacred, and of these who firstly 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 was once a spot nearly with out wish in case you hung on, made worse through 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 awful phrases: 'The males knew they have been dying.'
Yet astoundingly there have been survivors and in Ambon they converse of not only the horrors, however the bravery, patience and mateship that acquired them via a trial nearly very unlikely to imagine.
The tale of Ambon is one in every of either the depravity and the triumph of the human spirit; it's also one that isn't been largely informed. until eventually 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