- The Changi Book
The Changi Book
The story of Changi, told by those who lived through it.
In the tradition of The Anzac Book comes this fascinating collection of accounts of life in the notorious Changi prison camp. Changi is synonymous with suffering, hardship and the Australian prisoner-of-war experience in WWII. It is also a story of ingenuity, resourcefulness and survival.
Containing essays, cartoons, paintings, and photographs created by prisoners of war, The Changi Book provides a unique view of the camp: life-saving medical innovation, machinery and tools created from spare parts and scrap, black-market dealings, sport and gambling, theatre productions, and the creation of a library and university.
Seventy years after its planned publication, material for The Changi Book was rediscovered in the Australian War Memorial archives. It appears here for the first time along with insights from the Memorial's experts.
Stand Arneil, Walter Beadman, Jack Bennett, Rex Bucknell, Hector Chalmers, Burnett Clarke, Alexander Downer, C David Griffin, Carl Gunther, Noel Hill, John Kemp, H Hutchance, S Lad, Norman Maddern, Patrick Matthews, Rodney Matthews, P G Miller, Thomas, Mitchell, Robert Moffat, Robert Morton, E J Oraines, Arthur Purdon, Frederic Roche, A Thompson, Charles Tracey, Don Wall.
Australian War Memorial contributors:
Kate Ariotti, Craig Blanch, Emma Campbell, Chris Goddard, Lachlan Grant, Vick Gwyn, Lenore Heath, Warwick Heywood, Eleni Holloway, Karl James, Kerry Neale, Garth O’Connell, Jane Peek, Lucy Robertson.
Note: Additional postage of $5.00 (on top of standard fee) will apply due to weight of product.
Details: Non-fiction, published 2015.
Format: Hard cover, illustrations (photographs), 352 pages.
Dimensions: 24.0 cm (h) x 20.0 cm (w) x 3.6 cm (d) / 1,293 grams.