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    The Cowra Breakout
    The Cowra Breakout
    The riveting story of the missing piece of Australia's World War II history, told by bestselling historian Mat McLachlan (<i>Walking with the Anzacs</i>, <i>Gallipoli: The Battlefield Guide</i>). During World War II, in the town of Cowra in central New South Wales, Japanese prisoners of war were held in a POW camp. By August 1944, over a thousand were interned and on the icy night of August 5th they staged one of the largest prison breakouts in history, launching the only land battle of World War II to be fought on Australian soil. Five Australian soldiers and more than 230 Japanese POWs would die during what became known as The Cowra Breakout. This compelling and fascinating book, written by one of Australia's leading battlefield historians, vividly traces the full story of the Breakout. It is a tale of proud warriors and misfit Australian soldiers. Of negligence and complacency, and of authorities too slow to recognise danger before it occurred - and too quick to cover it up when it was too late. But mostly it is a story about raw human emotions, and the extremes that people will go to when they feel all hope is lost.
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    AU$ 59.99









    Book Author
    Mat McLachlan
    Genre History
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781038720443
    Publisher
    Hachette Australia
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    15-Nov-2022

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