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'After the end of the Second World War, Australia's Directorate of War Graves Serivces uncovered an extraordinary document hidden in a bottle buried in a grave in Singapore. It was a summary of the secret diary of Dr. Rowley Richards, a POW and medical officer on the notorious Burma-Siam (Thailand) Railway. Richards, was just 23 when war broke out, and in a series of diaries he recorded the everyday brutality of the POW camps and also the courage, humour and mateship of his comrades.' Source: Libraries Australia.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 2005 .
      Extent: xx, 332p., 16p. of platesp.
      Description: illus. (some col.), maps, ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and index pp.316-332.
      ISBN: 0732280087
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 2006 .
      Extent: xx, 348 p., [16] p. of platesp.
      Description: illus. (some col.), maps, ports, facsims.,
      Note/s:
      • Includes index.
      • Bibliography: p.325-327.
      ISBN: 0732280095

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Books Non-Fiction : The Doctor's War Alexander McRobbie , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1-2 April 2006; (p. 24)

— Review of A Doctor's War Rowley Richards , 2005 single work autobiography
To Hell and Back, with Dignity Ian Hicks , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2005; (p. 23)

— Review of A Doctor's War Rowley Richards , 2005 single work autobiography
War Dianne Dempsey , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 July 2005; (p. 6)

— Review of A Doctor's War Rowley Richards , 2005 single work autobiography
Dispensing a Good Dose of Understanding Frank Bowden , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 July 2005; (p. 13)

— Review of A Doctor's War Rowley Richards , 2005 single work autobiography
Brutality Long Buried Sheds Light on PoWs Red Harrison , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 July 2005; (p. 10)

— Review of A Doctor's War Rowley Richards , 2005 single work autobiography
Brutality Long Buried Sheds Light on PoWs Red Harrison , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 July 2005; (p. 10)

— Review of A Doctor's War Rowley Richards , 2005 single work autobiography
Dispensing a Good Dose of Understanding Frank Bowden , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 July 2005; (p. 13)

— Review of A Doctor's War Rowley Richards , 2005 single work autobiography
War Dianne Dempsey , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 July 2005; (p. 6)

— Review of A Doctor's War Rowley Richards , 2005 single work autobiography
To Hell and Back, with Dignity Ian Hicks , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2005; (p. 23)

— Review of A Doctor's War Rowley Richards , 2005 single work autobiography
Books Non-Fiction : The Doctor's War Alexander McRobbie , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1-2 April 2006; (p. 24)

— Review of A Doctor's War Rowley Richards , 2005 single work autobiography
Last amended 11 Jul 2007 16:13:29
Subjects:
  • c
    Singapore,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • c
    Japan,
    c
    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Burma-Thailand Railway,
    c
    Burma,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1940-1945
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