Publisher:Marlin Publications, Wheelers Hill, Victoria, 1990
Illustrator:Ev Hales & Scott Porter
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Marlin Publications, 1990, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Illustrated By: Ev Hales & Scott Porter
XIV, 176 pages foreword by Chris Hill, journalist -- A Current Affair, introduction by author. The text is illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photographs, reproductions of newspaper articles and black-and-white drawings by Ev Hales & Scott Porter. Illustrated front cover, showing a map of Australia and its northern neighbours with the route taken by the men to escape from Melaya to Australia. Gilt coloured background with red, white and black titles to the front panel and red and black to the back strip. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners otherwise the book is in good order. " This is the amazing true story of fifteen Australian soldiers refused to surrender when the Japanese steamrolled down the Malayan peninsular early in 1942. Their will to survive and evade capture would lead them on a remarkable journey back to Australia -- fought with starvation, illness, and great hardship. On arrival in Australia several months later, there were few greetings, no decorations -- but disbelief. They were considered deserters and given the title, ' The Malayan Harriers '. Now in 1990, there are only nine of the original 15 men remaining. It is time their story was told." -- from the back panel blurb. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Ev Hales & Scott Porter. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- World War II; ISBN: 1875165177. ISBN/EAN: 9781875165179. Inventory No: 0109045.