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Ambon: The truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit (Hachette Military Collection) Paperback – 28 Aug 2014

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Import Aus (28 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0733630480
  • ISBN-13: 978-0733630484
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.7 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,492,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brutality, survival, courage and mateship in Ambon - a place of nightmares.


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Meticulously researched and written with passion, this book lifts the lid on appalling times and crimes. The work of an accomplished, fair-minded and experienced journalist. Not a comfortable read but these are events we should know about.
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HASH(0x9376abb8) out of 5 stars which was why the Japanese took control so easily., 22 July 2015
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As my father escaped from Ambon in the early part of the War on the last flying boat back to Darwin,,(he was a Flying Officer in the RAAF), I thought the book totally missed any of the subsequent beheadings and brutality that took place of Air force personnel, and in fact you could be forgiven if you thought that there were not any Air Force personnel on Ambon at all..
My father, following the War, acquired a Chartered Accountancy Practice in Mildura, Victoria, Australia, and became a friend and fellow Mildura Club member of Dr. Aitken,(he had his medical practice there before the War) who figures prominently in this book titled 'Ambon'-- they were able to exchange their views, and Dr. Aitken was able to confirm the atrocities that affected Air force personnel that my father had served with in those early days.
The one thing the author got right was the complete inadequacy of the initial positioning of Army emplacements, which was why the Japanese took control so easily. ,
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HASH(0x9383a570) out of 5 stars Four Stars 4 Oct. 2014
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We can't ever be allowed to ever forget what these brave men went through
HASH(0x9383a564) out of 5 stars ... recent fascination with Aussie war history has produced some great books and inspiring stories 14 Nov. 2014
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The recent fascination with Aussie war history has produced some great books and inspiring stories; this is a reality check. Heroes are not always apparent. Ambon is a story , firstly of a monumental arrogant stuff-up, the troops should not have been on the remote island in the first place. Then after the capture by the Japanese, class divison and officer elitism detract from our 'myth' of Aussie mateship. In war there is god and bad… Ambon tells the story of a less than exemplary episode.
HASH(0x93f52ae0) out of 5 stars The Forgotten Men 5 Dec. 2014
By Lynne Hulm - Published on Amazon.com
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A chilling account of the "forgotten" soldiers who were subjected to extreme brutality by the Japanese. Unbelievable that the Australian Army Hierarchy made no attempt to rescue those poor souls and that the men in command were just as extreme to save their own skins.
An interesting read about this forgotten part of the Second World War.
HASH(0x9376acc0) out of 5 stars Disturbing at times. 13 Aug. 2014
By Garry - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fresh look at what happened on Ambon and the horror that those who were imprisoned there went through. Disturbing at times and may grate on those that have preconceived thoughts/ideas of what we think Australians had happen to them by their captors and by their own.
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