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The Story of Billy Young by [Hill, Anthony]
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Length: 392 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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Billy Young was a boy of 15 when he joined the AIF in 1941. He was an orphan - hungry, broke, with nowhere to sleep - and the army offered him a feed, a blanket and five shillings a day in his pocket.

The trouble was, the army sent him off to Malaya where he became a POW when Singapore fell to the Japanese. From Changi, 'Billy the Kid' went on to spend the rest of his teenage years in some of the most barbaric Japanese prisons: the notorious labour camp at Sandakan (from which he escaped), and solitary confinement in the horrific Outram Road prison.

Billy survived by a combination of luck, larrikin humour and native cunning, learned as a market boy growing up in Sydney during the Depression. He has lasted into old age by virtue of his extraordinary spirit.

In this powerful account of one of the youngest-ever prisoners of war, award-winning author Anthony Hill takes us into the hearts and minds of the POWs, who refused to ever wholly submit to their captors.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3156 KB
  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin eBooks (25 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Australia Pty Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008MRFPXA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,894 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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