William Heinemann, 1954, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Geoff Tyson
400 g.; XVIII, 134 pages, last three blank, preface by author, list of illustrations, foreword by Colonel A. M. Sage, list of nurses, index. Black and white photographs frontispiece, showing nurses arriving at Singapore from Sumatra. The text is illustrated with 17 black and white photographs and 5 full-page illustrations by Geoff Tyson. Light red coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. Corners of the book are slightly rubbed and the head and the heel of spine are bumped and soft. Dust marks to the top edge and all edges are brown. Brown marks to the endpapers and there is the remains of tape on the free front endpaper. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Geoff Tyson, showing Japanese soldier guarding women, with black background with yellow and white writing on front panel and black on spine. Corners of the dustwrapper are rubbed and chipped and there is chipping to the head and to the heel of the spine as well. A 1" tear starts at the top front spine gutter and goes to the body of the dustwrapper, and all surfaces are rubbed and there are handling marks to the back panel. For three and a half years the author, and other nurses from the Australian Army Nursing Service, found themselves prisoners of war of the Japanese during World War II. "Here is no hymn of hate, nor chorus of complaint, but a stirring tale of dogged endurance -- ungarbled and unadorned -- yet powerfully moving in simple intensity.". -- From the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Geoff Tyson. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Military History -- World War II; Military History -- Prisoner- of- War; Inventory No: 0100952.