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By Arthur Bancroft

In November 1940, Arthur Bancroft kissed his sweetheart, Mirla, so long and signed up with the Royal Australian army to visit warfare. He was once nineteen years previous. Arthur's conflict is the extreme tale of his ordeal, and his survival. Arthur made a behavior of dishonest demise at the ill-fated HMAS Perth, which was once sunk throughout the conflict of the Sunda Strait; as a prisoner of warfare at the infamous BurmaThailand Railway, the place it really is stated a guy died for each sleeper laid; and miraculously surviving a moment shipwreck that left him misplaced at sea, clinging to clutter, for 6 days. whereas a POW he risked his lifestyles to maintain a mystery diary written on paper scraps with stolen pencils recording the affliction and comradeship of existence at the railway, which hasn't ever sooner than been released. opposed to all odds Arthur made it again to Australia and to Mirla, who by no means misplaced desire for his eventual go back all these years he used to be misplaced at warfare. His tale is a narrative for all Australians: a charming saga of braveness, mateship, survival and love.

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