Tag Archives: WW II History

Sandakan POW Camp – Death rate 99.75%

The idiocy of military commanders in Singapore was largely responsible for this.  Title is live link to view all of Pacific Paratrooper’s post.

Sandakan POW Camp & Australian Soldiers

Billy Young decided to enlist at age 15.

Billy Young decided to enlist at age 15.

It remains the single-worst atrocity against Australians at war. Yet many Australians have probably never heard of Sandakan. So few men returned from the Japanese prisoner of war camp on the island of Borneo after World War II it has become a neglected chapter in Australia’s wartime history.

In fact 2,000 Australians spent time as POWs at Sandakan. And of the nearly 1,800 still captive there at the end of the war, only six men survived.

All of which makes Sydney man Billy Young rare indeed. He spent three years as a POW under the Japanese.

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WW II in HD -History Channel

From YouTube   All 10 episodes; in color.  Documents 12 people who served, including Jack Werner.  Yes, that Werner…  This is the fourth update, on 1-21-18.  Other sources were deleted on YT.  The sequences are from at least four different channels, one channel’s episode 8 had the soundtrack muted, and I had to hunt for it. (YT police)

The first 3 of 10 episodes; at end of episode 3, go to the next window, as this is the last episode in sequence. The autoplay is active.

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