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Cruel Conflict

The Triumph and Tragedy of HMAS Perth

by Kathryn Lesley Spurling



ISBN:9781741107388
Format:Softcover
Page Extent:336 pages
Book Size:262 x 180 x 12 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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The story of the men who served in HMAS PERTH in the early years of the second World War

Cruel Conflict is the story of the men who served in HMAS Perth between 1939 and 1942. The courage and humour of those who were taken as prisoners of war, who endured the hardships of the camps and laboured on the Burma-Thailand railway is a story of triumph and tragedy. Kathryn Spurling has interviewed the survivors and their families as well as mining thousands of documents to weave together a moving tale. It is ultimately a story of chance, endurance and the power of the human spirit.


About the Author

Kathryn Spurling