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TWILIGHT LIBERATION Aust POW in Japan book

TWILIGHT LIBERATION Aust POW in Japan book

TWILIGHT LIBERATION - Australian prisoners of war between Hiroshima and home.
by H V Clarke

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The title of the book refers to a period between the surrender and when the Australian POWs captive in Japan were liberated.

At noon on the 15th August 1945, the people of Japan heard for the first time in history, the sacred voice of the Emperor. All over the country tense groups of soldiers and citizens gathered around hastily erected loudspeakers. A great hush displaced the sounds of a nation at war.

The Emperor ordered the people to lay down their arms.
The war was over.

But not quite, for the 2700 Australian prisoners of war POW. For many, more than a month was to pass before they saw the faces of their liberators, before the occupying forces could organise their repatriation.
Twilight Liberation tells the story of those tense, bewildering days. Through the words of men like Lang Frasier, Reg Newton, Kitch Loughnan, Frank Christie, Spud Spurgeon, and women like Sister Daisy Keast.

This is never before told story of their space between slavery and liberation. Australian POW between Hiroshima and home.
Vast amount of personal details and photographs.


  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Heavy Hard Boards with Dust Jacket
  • Book Condition: some very light shelf wear to boards dust jacket, very much as new
  • Total Pages: 165

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