The Sportsmen of Changi by Kevin Blackburn, Large Paperback, Prisoner of War POW
Japanese World War II POW camps conjure up a notorious picture of deprivation and brutality. The idea that sport, of all things, flourished in such hellish conditions is hard to envisage – but the truth is, it did. Captives played Aussie Rules football and rugby at the infamous Changi prisoner-of-war camp, and tennis on the Burmese side of the Burma–Thailand Railway. They played soccer, cricket, baseball or basketball, and sometimes their prison guards even joined in for a game. There were many elite sportsmen in these ranks intent on reviving their sporting careers after returning home at war’s end, and many of them succeeded.
Large paperback published in 2014. 1st Ed, 2nd Printing. Copy in VGC, very light edge wear and creasing, tight and bright throughout. Handsome copy.
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