The Cowra Breakout
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The Cowra Breakout

The Cowra Breakout by M McLachlan
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During World War II, in the town of Cowra in central New South Wales, Japanese prisoners of war were held in a POW camp.

By August 1944, over a thousand were interned and on the icy night of August 5th they staged one of the largest prison breakouts in history, launching the only land battle of World War II to be fought on Australian soil. Five Australian soldiers and more than 230 Japanese POWs would die during what became known as The Cowra Breakout.

This compelling and fascinating book, written by one of Australia's leading battlefield historians, vividly traces the full story of the Breakout.


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august 2022

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