Mutton, Bob (Collected/Compiled by) HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - BUT FIVE YEARS LATE. A Record of Australian POWs in the Hands of the Japanese 15 February 1942 to 15 August 1945
Mount Garnet, North Queensland, Australia R.H. Mutton 1995 0646253948 / 9780646253947 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall George Sprod
152pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates, sketch-art (George Sprod), plus facsimiles. Book clean and square. Spine firm, trivially bumped on head. Sketch-art illustrated card wrapper (front) and photographic author portrait (rear wrap) lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked (a publisher-applied 'Australia Remembers' sticker affixed to author's 'appreciation' page. All the contributors, whether by diary, spousal anecdote or recollection were Australian POWs of the Japanese between 15 February 1942 and 15 August 1945. Published in tribute for the 50th anniversary of the Japanese surrender. Although five decades have passed since that date, the personal stories recorded here are still profoundly poignant . . . Contents, compiled from diaries and notes kept at the time (at risk of death) by ''Bob' Mutton (1920-2008), and others, contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Now the story can be told, Preface, numerous contributions, Finis. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 375g.