y Blood Oath single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1990 1990
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

A novelised account of the war crimes trials held on the islands of Ambon and Morotai following the end of World War II.

Notes

  • Based on Brian A. Williams and Denis Whitburn's screenplay for the film, Blood Oath (1990). Williams' fascination with the real life events which make up the narrative dates back to his discovery at the age of twelve of the transcripts and photographs kept by his father, one of the men charged with prosecuting the Japanese.
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Angus and Robertson , 1990 .
      Extent: 279p,[16]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: Dedicated to my father, John Williams Q.C. - the inspiration; my mother, Dorothy Williams - the true believer; and Ursula Kolbe - the catalyst.
      • Author's note and acknowledgements: This book is based on a series of war crimes trials of the Japanese on Ambon and Morotai, Indonesia, in early 1946. What follows is a dramatic synthesis of those events. It in no way purports to reveal the 'truth' of what happened. Rather, it seeks to illuminate the kinds of forces that were to shape the post war world, forces that still have direct effect on the present. ...
      ISBN: 0207166935
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2002 .
      Extent: viii, 279p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: Dedicated to my father, John Williams Q.C. - the inspiration; my mother, Dorothy Williams - the true believer; Ursula Kolbe - the catalyst; and to Toshi Shioya, Don Ball and Peter Ninomiya - who helped build our bridge of reconciliation between Australia and Japan out of Blood Oath.
      ISBN: 0732275741

Works about this Work

US the Bogeyman in This Japanese War-Trials Conflict Stan Barney , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 September 1990; (p. 29)

— Review of Blood Oath Brian A. Williams 1990 single work novel
US the Bogeyman in This Japanese War-Trials Conflict Stan Barney , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 September 1990; (p. 29)

— Review of Blood Oath Brian A. Williams 1990 single work novel
Last amended 7 May 2010 13:52:55
Settings:
  • c
    Indonesia,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X