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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 On Radji Beach
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'When Singapore fell dramatically to the Japanese on 15 February 1942, hundreds of people scrambled to leave. Amongst the evacuees were 65 Australian nurses. They boarded a coastal freighter named the Vyner Brooke, which was sunk by the Japanese. From a group of 60 shipwreck survivors including 22 nurses, Vivian Bullwinkel was the only survivor.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph:
    'Duty is weightier that a mountain while
    death is lighter than a feather.'

    Imperial Rescript of the Emperor Meiji of Japan, 1882

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    Singapore,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Sumatera,
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    Indonesia,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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    Australia,
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    Malaysia,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Malaya, Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • ca. 1940s
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