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By Anthony Hill

Billy younger was once a boy of 15 while he joined the AIF in 1941. He was once an orphan hungry, broke, with nowhere to sleep and the military provided him a feed, a blanket and 5 shillings an afternoon in his pocket. the difficulty was once, the military despatched him off to Malaya the place he turned a POW while Singapore fell to the japanese. From Changi, 'Billy the child' went directly to spend the remainder of his teenage years in probably the most barbaric jap prisons: the infamous labour camp at Sandakan (from which he escaped), and solitary confinement within the terrible Outram highway criminal. Billy survived via a mix of success, larrikin humour and local crafty, discovered as a marketplace boy becoming up in Sydney throughout the melancholy. He has lasted into outdated age by means of advantage of his outstanding spirit. during this strong account of 1 of the youngest-ever prisoners of warfare, award-winning writer Anthony Hill takes us into the hearts and minds of the POWs, who refused to ever totally undergo their captors.

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