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- DescriptionBilly Young was a boy of 15 when he joined the AIF in 1941. He was an orphan - hungry, broke, with where to sleep - and the army offered him a feed, a blanket and five shillings a day in his pocket. The trouble was, the army sent him off to Malaya where he became a POW when Singapore fell to the Japanese. From Changi, 'Billy the Kid' went on to spend the rest of his teenage years in some of the most barbaric Japanese prisons: the torious labour camp at Sandakan (from which he escaped), and solitary confinement in the horrific Outram Road prison. Billy survived by a combination of luck, larrikin humour and native cunning, learned as a market boy growing up in Sydney during the Depression. He has lasted into old age by virtue of his extraordinary spirit. In this powerful account of one of the youngest-ever prisoners of war, award-winning author Anthony Hill takes us into the hearts and minds of the POWs, who refused to ever wholly submit to their captors.
- Author BiographyAnthony Hill's books include the novel Soldier Boy, Captain Cook's Apprentice, Young Digger, Animal Heroes, The Burnt Stick, and the picture book Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds.
- Author(s)Anthony Hill
- PublisherPenguin Books Australia
- Date of Publication25/07/2012
- SubjectTrue Stories
- Place of PublicationHawthorn
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintViking Australia
- Out-of-print date18/06/2016
- Weight556 g
- Width154 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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