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Cowra: Teruhiko Asada's First-Person Account of 'The Night of a Thousand Suicides'

By: Asada, Teruhiko

Price: $10.00

Publisher: North Ryde, NSW, Australia, Angus & Robertson Publishers: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: WARTWO34

ISBN: 0207151830

Condition: Good


Paperback, reprint, 100gms, 125 pages. Early in the morning of August 5, 1944, a thousand Japanese POWs launched a desperate charge at the machine-gun posts and barbed wire surrounding their compound at Cowra, NSW. The break-out was doomed to fail with 230 men killed and more than 350 injured in what must be seen as a mass suicide attempt. This book addresses the question - why did it happen - through Teruhiko Asada's compelling first person account. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info