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By Rosalind Hearder

'The factor that haunts me such a lot to today is that blokes have been demise and that i may perhaps 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 physician, 1999
During global warfare II, 22 000 Australian army body of workers turned prisoners of struggle below the japanese army. Over 3 and a part years, 8000 died in captivity, in determined stipulations of compelled labour, sickness and hunger. a lot of those that back domestic after the struggle attributed their survival to the 106 Australian scientific officials imprisoned along them. those medical professionals diverse in age, historical past and event, yet they have been united of their unfailing commitment to holding as a number of the 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 frequently think about yourselves mistreated, whereas we expect of you as being taken care of well.' - eastern officer to Australian POWs, 1943

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