Item description for You'll Die in Singapore: The true account of one of the most amazing POW escapes in WWII by Charles Mccormac...
With sixteen other POWs, author Charles McCormac broke out from his POW camp in Japanese-occupied Singapore and began a two-thousand-mile escape from Singapore, through the jungles of Indonesia to Australia. The POWs escape took a staggering five months and only two out of the original seventeen men survived. This is McCormacs compelling true account of one of the most horrifying and amazing escapes in World War Two. It is a story of courage, endurance and compassion, and makes for a very gripping read.
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Studio: Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2005
Publisher Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd.
ISBN 9810530153 ISBN13 9789810530150
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Fantastic Escape Story Jun 1, 2006
Charles McCormac was a wireless operator/air gunner in the RAF assigned to Seletar Airfield, Singapore pre-war. At the time of the Japanese invasion of Singapore he joined forces with a group constructing a roadblock on Bukit Timah Road. These men lost contact with Allied Forces, and did not realise that the British had surrendered on February 15th. The next day they encountered Japanese soldiers, three of whom McCormac killed with his Thompson Submachinegun. McCormac was taken prisoner and placed in a special POW cage at Pasir Panjang. The military and civilian prisoners held there were isolated because the Japanese believed they had committed grave offences against Japan. McCormac was brutally interrogated by the Kempei Tai at their headquarters in the YMCA building on Orchard Road. The Japanese summarily executed groups of prisoners held at Pasir Panjang in front of the others. McCormac believed the only chance for him and his fellow prisoners was to escape. This is the fantastic story of that escape.