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Author Pfennigwerth, Ian Elvins

Title In good hands : the life of Dr Sam Stening, POW / Ian Pfennigwerth
Published Woollahra, N.S.W. : Bellona, 2012


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Description xviii, 334 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents Early days--Naval service--Survival and imprisonment--Japan, the Pacific War and prisoners--Ofuna, Zentsuji, Shimonoseki--Nagasaki, Ichioka--Oeyama--Taisho, Takefu and liberation--Picking up the pieces--Paediatrician--A public person----App. 1. - Common afflictions suffered by POWs in Japan--App. 2. - Red Cross parcel contents
Summary The biography of Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Samuel 'Sam' Stening, DSC, Royal Australian Naval Reserve. A paediatrician, like his three brothers Sam joined the services at the outbreak of war. He chose the RAN and served in the Indian Ocean and then in the famous 'Scrap Iron Flotilla' in the Mediterranean, where his ship, the Waterhen, was sunk in June 1941. Posted to the cruiser Perth for her final deployment to Java and sinking in Sunda Strait on 1 March 1942, although wounded, Sam found himself plunged into the POW doctoring experience upon his rescue by a Japanese destroyer
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-330) and index
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Subject Stening, Sam., 1910-1983
Stening, Sam.
Physicians -- Australia -- Biography.
Ship physicians -- Australia -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Australian -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Australian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2012452185
ISBN 9780987227836 (paperback)