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By Rosalind Hearder

'The factor that haunts me such a lot to this present day is that blokes have been demise and that i might do bugger all approximately it - do you take care of the bloke who you recognize goes to die or the bloke who is bought a chance?' - Australian ex-POW health care professional, 1999
During global battle II, 22 000 Australian army body of workers turned prisoners of conflict lower than the japanese army. Over 3 and a part years, 8000 died in captivity, in determined stipulations of pressured labour, ailment and hunger. lots of those that back domestic after the warfare attributed their survival to the 106 Australian clinical officials imprisoned along them. those medical professionals diversified in age, historical past and adventure, yet they have been united of their unfailing commitment to preserving as the various males alive as attainable.
This is the tale of these 106 medical professionals - their compassion, bravery and ingenuity - and their efforts in bringing again the 14 000 survivors.
'You are unlucky in being prisoners of a rustic whose dwelling criteria are a lot below yours. you'll usually give some thought to yourselves mistreated, whereas we predict of you as being handled well.' - jap officer to Australian POWs, 1943

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