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The Changi Brownlow : An inspirational Story of the Aussie Spirit - Roland Perry

The Changi Brownlow

An inspirational Story of the Aussie Spirit

Paperback Published: 9th August 2016
ISBN: 9780733634581
Number Of Pages: 400

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After Singapore falls to the Japanese early in 1942, 70,000 prisoners including 15,000 Australians, are held as POWs at the notorious Changi prison, Singapore. To amuse themselves and fellow inmates, a group of sportsmen led by the indefatigable and popular 'Chicken' Smallhorn, created an Australian Football League, complete with tribunal, selection panel, umpires and coaches. The final game of the one and only season attracted 10,000 spectators, and a unique Brownlow Medal was awarded.

Meet the main characters behind this spectacle: Peter Chitty, the farm hand from Snowy River country with unfathomable physical and mental fortitude, and one of eight in his immediate family who volunteered to fight and serve in WW2; 'Chicken' Smallhorn, the Brownlow Medal-winning little man with the huge heart; and 'Weary' Dunlop, the courageous doctor, who cares for the POWs as they endure malnutrition, disease and often inhuman treatment.

This is a story of courage and the invincibility of the human spirit, and the Australian love of sport. Now part of the Hachette Military Collection.

About the Author

Roland Perry is an award-winning author, journalist and documentary-maker, best known for his writing on Australian military and sporting history. His books include Bradman's Invincibles, The Fight For Australia, Monash: The Outsider Who Won The War, The Australian Light Horse, The Changi Borwnlow, biographies of cricketers Keith Miller and Shane Warne, his highly praised life of Don Bradman, as well as the recent bestsellers Bill The Bastard and Horrie The War Dog .

Roland Perry was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, for services to literature, in 2011.

Industry Reviews

This book is a must - COURIER-MAIL

A tale of survival - THE AGE

A story of courage and the invincibility of the human spirit - THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY

An inspiring and memorable book - WEEKLY TIMES

Brilliant and riveting


It tells a lot of history , the suffering and hardships of the POW's we should have more compassion for returned service people and not just write them off.



Iwould recomed this book


It is one of the best books I have read the courage the Australians showed during so much hardship is heart braking great book

Kalgoolie WA


The Changi Brownlow

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ISBN: 9780733634581
ISBN-10: 0733634583
Series: Hachette Military Collec
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 9th August 2016
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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