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Author Blackburn, Kevin, 1965-

Title The sportsmen of Changi / Kevin Blackburn
Published Sydney : New South Publishing, 2012

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 MELB  940.5472 Bla/Soc  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 296 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Leaving home -- 1. An army of athletes -- 2. The sports war of 1941 -- Battle -- 3. The Battle of Malaya -- 4. Singapore falls -- Captivity -- 5. Changi POW camp and its cricket "Tests" -- 6. Changi's football season -- 7. Changi guards versus prisoners game -- 8. Sport and captivity in the worst camps -- Home again -- 9. Resuming sporting careers
Summary The Sportsmen of Changi tells the story everyone forgot - of how sport became a lifeline for POWs after the fall of Singapore, when 50 000 Australian and British soldiers became prisoners of the Japanese. Inspiring and absorbing, it shows that in unimaginable conditions people will do all they can to hold onto what makes them human
Analysis Australian
Australian Defence Force
Biography
Defence personnel
Japan
Prisoners of war
Singapore
Sport
World War 2
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-282) and index
Notes Also issued in various ebook formats
Subject Changi POW Camp (Changi, Singapore)
Prisoners of war -- Recreation -- Singapore -- Changi.
Prisoners of war -- Sports -- Singapore -- Changi.
Prisoners of war -- Singapore -- Changi.
Sports -- Singapore -- Changi -- History.
Sports -- Singapore -- Changi.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Singapore -- Changi.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Singapore -- Changi -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
World War, 1939-1945 -- Singapore -- Changi.
ISBN 9781742233024 (paperback)