The Grump

The Grump

A Woman's War

The story of one of Australia's most remarkable women, Wilma Oram Young


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By Barbara Angela
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 336
Book Size 0 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 20 Dec 2022
Subject Classification Biography: general

This is the story of one of Australia’s most remarkable women and her exceptional life.

As a captive of the Japanese during World War II, Wiliam Orma Young was an Australian nurse who experienced the very worst of human brutality; starvation, deprivation and degradation.

Yet through it all she also experienced human kindness at its best with her fellow prisoners.

After three and a half years on a diet of filthy rice and rotten vegetables, she was finally released and returned to Australia where she was inspired to help her fellow ex POW’s and war veterans through her tireless work with the RSL. She also went on to be a public speaker where she strove to instill in the younger generation an awareness of the futility of war and the need of love and understanding of our fellow human.

Wilma Oram Young was a woman of inner strenth and this inspirational account of her unique life is a moving and evocative tribute to a silent angel.