Slaves of the Son of Heaven: A Personal Account of an Australian POW 1942-1945
Roy Whitecross served as a Private in the 8th Division AIF from 1941 to 1945; a journey that saw him incarcerated as a Japanese POW first in Malaya, then Burma, Thailand and Japan. He worked on the infamous Burma-Thailand Railway, a project that saw one man die out of every two who worked on it; he endured deprivation, starvation, disease, torture and brutality - but he did not endure it alone. SLAVES OF THE SON OF HEAVEN is a gripping story of triumph, defeat, hope and defiance and a fitting memorial to those ordinary soldiers who never returned home. It is also a testament to the fact that in the midst of hell, hope can survive.
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