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Unsung Heroes by [Nunis, Eleanor]
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Unsung Heroes Kindle Edition

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Length: 126 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Eleanor and members of her family escape from Singapore just days before this former British colony fell to the invading Japanese Army in World War II. Captured at sea on the SS Mata Hari, they were interned - first in one of the notorious Prisoner of War camps in Sumatra and then later in Singapore's Changi Prison.

Meanwhile, some of their menfolk were sent to work on the infamous Thailand-Burma Death Railway. They were to suffer untold misery at the hands of their Japanese captors.

Amidst the brutality and horror, there were also unexpected moments of kindness and compassion shown by the enemy.

This is a true story about the human spirit and how love, hope and courage shine a light through the darkness.

About the Author

Eleanor ws born in Muar, Johore, a small town in Western Malaya in a close-knit family and community. She was not yet two years old when she and members of her family were made prisoners-of-war during the Japanese occupation of Singapore and Malaya in WW2. She grew up listening to the stories of her loved ones' experiences. Eleanor learnt that despite the suffering, deprivation and humiliation they had to endure, there were moments of compassion and kindness, even from the enemy. Eleanor developed a love for reading from an early age and enjoyed story-telling and creating plays for her sibling and cousins. Eleanor, a nurse, was in-charge of the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Theatre in Singapore. When she and her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, she worked as theatre supervisor of the Operating Suite at a Private hospital. Now retired, she teaches piano and enjoys writing poems, short stories and articles for newspapers and magazines. Eleanor has also published a book of poems, 'A Time & A Season'. It is about life, with its seasons of joy, pain, service and love.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4400 KB
  • Print Length: 126 pages
  • Publisher: DM Books (15 June 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071XGKNRH
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #496,616 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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