In the tradition of The Anzac Book comes this fascinating collection of accounts of life inside the notorious Shangi prison camp. The camp is synonymous with suffering and hardship, and the Australian prisoner of-war experience in the Second World War. But the Changi story is also one of ingenuity, resourcefulness and survival. With cartoons, paintings, essays and photographs from POWs, The Changi Book provides a unique view of life in the camp: Medical innovation Machinery and tools made from spare parts and scrap Black markets Sports and gambling Entertainment A library and university Seventy years after its planned publication, material for The Changi Book was rediscovered in the Australian War Memorial archives andappears here for the first time along with insights from the Memorial's experts.
About the Author
Lachlan Grant is a historian in the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial. He has a PhD in history from Monash University and has published widely on Australian experiences of the Second World War in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and on the prisonerof- war experience. Lachlan's first book, Australian soldiers in Asia-Pacific in WorldWar II , was published by NewSouth in 2014. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University.
"A moving insiders account of life in Changi." Peter FitzSimons"
"A fresh perspective on Changi: illuminating stories from the inside." Les Carlyon "