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The Resource Escape from the Japanese : the amazing tale of a PoW's journey from Hong Kong to freedom, Ralph Burton Goodwin

Escape from the Japanese : the amazing tale of a PoW's journey from Hong Kong to freedom, Ralph Burton Goodwin

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Escape from the Japanese : the amazing tale of a PoW's journey from Hong Kong to freedom
Title
Escape from the Japanese
Title remainder
the amazing tale of a PoW's journey from Hong Kong to freedom
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Burton Goodwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Trapped in the depths of Japanese-held territory, it was rare for Allied prisoners of war to attempt escape. There was little chance of making contact with anti-guerrilla or underground organisations and no possibility of Europeans blending in with the local Asian populations. Failure, and recapture, meant execution. This was what Lieutenant Commander R.B. Goodwin faced when he decided to escape from the Shamsuipo PoW Camp in Kowloon, Hong Kong in July 1944 after three years of internment. With no maps and no knowledge of the country or the language, Lieutenant Commander Goodwin set out across enemy territory and war-torn China. He had to travel during the hours of darkness for much of what was an 870-mile journey to reach British India. Few of his fellow prisoners gave him any chance of succeeding, yet, little more than three months later, he was being transported to the safety of Calcutta. For his daring and determination Lieutenant Commander Goodwin was awarded the Order of the British Empire
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1902-1994
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Goodwin, Ralph Burton
Dewey number
940.5/47252
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • China
Label
Escape from the Japanese : the amazing tale of a PoW's journey from Hong Kong to freedom, Ralph Burton Goodwin
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Publication
Note
"First published as Hongkong escape in 1953 by Arthur Barker Ltd., London."
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
936547882
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848329324
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936547882
Label
Escape from the Japanese : the amazing tale of a PoW's journey from Hong Kong to freedom, Ralph Burton Goodwin
Publication
Note
"First published as Hongkong escape in 1953 by Arthur Barker Ltd., London."
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
936547882
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848329324
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936547882

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