Many generalisations and stereotypes persist regarding the experiences of Australian prisoners of the Japanese. In some places - Sandakan, Burma, Thailand and Ambon - conditions and treatment of prisoners were truly horrendous. But conditions in other camps could be better. Historians have largely overlooked the experiences of Australian prisoners who journeyed to Japan. However, not only do the camps in Japan illustrate how diverse were the experiences of prisoners but also they brought Australians into contact with ordinary Japanese civilians - Japanese who were not members of the military.
|Title of host publication||Beyond Surrender: Australian Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century|
|Editors||J Beaumont, L Grant, A Pegram|
|Place of Publication||Carlton Australia|
|Publisher||Melbourne University Press (an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing)|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|