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Title As It Happened: World War Two's Luckiest Man / Director: Whalley, Claire
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Summary During the Second World War, Alistair Urquhart was captured by the Japanese in Singapore and sent to work on Burma's Death Railway. After years in a prison camp he was loaded onto a cargo ship in Singapore which was torpedoed by an American submarine. Alistair was one of the sole survivors and drifted alone for days at sea. Rescued by a Japanese whaling vessel, he was taken to Nagasaki where he bore witness to the devastation of the world's second atom bomb. This was a story so painful to tell, that he kept it a secret from his friends and family. (From the UK) (Documentary) CC
Event Broadcast 2012-10-26 at 21:35:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Holocaust survivors -- Biography.
Pearl Harbor, Attack on (Hawaii : 1941)
World War (1939-1945)
Bombardment of Hiroshima-shi (Japan : 1945)
Bombardment of Nagasaki-shi (Japan : 1945)
Urquhart, Alistair, 1919-.
United States.
Form Streaming video
Author Whalley, Claire, director
Beeley, Simon, cast
Charman, Terry, contributor
Gillies, Midge, contributor
Moore, Aaron William, contributor
Parkes, Meg, contributor