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Gordon's episode was a very light echo of the Selarang Incident
On 30 August 1942, as a pre-emptive measure, the newly arrived Japanese Commander General Shimpei Fukuye wanted the wholly British and Australian POWs interned at Selarang Barracks in Changi to sign a "No Escape Pledge" after the recapture of four escaped prisoners from Changi Prison earlier. The four escapees were Australian Corporal Rodney Breavington and Private Victor Gale, and English soldiers, Private Harold Waters and Private Eric Fletcher. The pledge reads: "I the undersigned, hereby solemnly swear on my honour that I will not, under any circumstances, attempt to escape." With three exceptions, everyone refused to sign, because the prisoners saw it as their duty to escape if they could. Under the Geneva Convention, POWs had the right to attempt to escape and they were not supposed to be punished if they were recaptured. However, at that time, Japan was not a signatory to the Geneva Convention.Read more ›
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Changi is an outstanding TV series from Australia. I was amused that those Aussies made jokes out of the brutality of the Japanese POW camp. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lincoln' nephew
Misplaced my copy of Changi that I took out from our local library...................would have cost me three times as much to buy another copy had I bought it from the library. Read morePublished on May 21, 2014 by warren sardiniia