Resources

Bibliography
Ewen, Murray, Colour Patch the men of the 2/4th Australian Machine Gun Battalion, 1940-1945(Victoria Park, W.A.: Hesperian Press, 2003) Colour Patch has been used extensively throughout this website thanks to the generosity of Murray Ewen. Copies of his book are still available, please use the ‘Contact’ facility of this website for your request to be passed on to Murray.

 

Cody, Les, Ghosts in Khaki : the history of the 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion, 8th Australian Division A.I.F(Carlisle, W. Aust.: Hesperian Press, 1997)

 

Harris, Richard All In My Stride: John Gilmour’s story: Changi to world Champion (Carlisle, W. Aust: Hespian Press, 1999)

 

Lane, John Summer Will Come Again: The story of Australian POW’s fight for survival in Japan (Fremantle, W. Aust: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1987)

 

McCormack , Gavan & Nelson, Hank; The Burma Thailand Railway, ( Maryborough, Vic, Allen & Unwin, 1993.)

 

Nelson Hank, POW Prisoners of War Australians Under Nippon (Sydney, NSW: ABC Enterprises, 1985)

 

Ramsay Silver Lynette, Sandakan – A Conspiracy of Silence ( Burra Creek, NSW: Sally Milner Publishing, 1999)

 

Saggers, Ian; Saggers, A E, To Hell-fire, Purgatory and Back : an account of the battle exploits and prisoner-of-war experiences of Major A. E. Saggers, commanding officer ‘A’ Company, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion and Special Reserve Batallion, A.I.F. : based on his secret diaries (Dalkeith, W.A.: I. Saggers, 2000)

 

 Australian War Memorial website

Holmes, Linda Goetz,  4000 Bowls of Rice – a Prisoner of war comes home, Published 1993 Allen & Unwin

 

Coates, Albert & Newman Rosenthal The Albert Coates Story The Will that Found the Way, Published 1977 by Hyland House Publishing Pty Limited.

 

Wall, Don Sandakan Under Nippon The Last March,  Published1988 by D. Wall.

 

Wall, Don The Heroes of F Force, Published 1993 by D. Wall

 

Forbes, Cameron Hellfire The story of Australia, Japan and the Prisoners of War, Published 2005 Macmillan by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd.

 

Peek, Ian Denys One Fourteenth of an Elephant published 2003 by Macmillan by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd.

 

Ebury, Sue Weary The life of Sir Edward Dunlop published 1993 by Penguin Books Australia Ltd.

 

Rivett, Rohan D., Behind Bamboo, Published 1946 Angus and Robertson

 

Richards, Rowley & Marcia McEwan The Survival Factor, Printed 1989 Kangaroo Press.

 

Arneil, Stan One Man’s War, Published 1982 by Sun Books The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd.

 

Denney, Ray The Long Way Home Published 1993 by R. Denney

 

Durnford, John Branch Line to Burma Published 1958 Macdonald & Co (Publishers) Ltd, Great Britain.

 

Hall Leslie The Blue Haze POWs on the Burma Railway, Published 1996 Kangaroo Press Pty. Ltd.

 

Smith, Donald And All The Trumpets Published 1954 by Wayman & Sons Ltd Fakenham for Geoffrey Bles Ltd., London.

 

Cunningham, Michele Hell on Earth Sandakan – Australia’s Greatest War Tragedy Published 2013 by Hachette Australia.

 

Maynard, Roger Hell’s Heroes published 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty. Limited.

 

Flanagan, Arch and Martin The Line A Story of the Burma Railway

 

McGregor, John Blood on the Rising Sun, Published by Bencoolen.  (J.A. McGregor WX12835, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion – sent to Outram Gaol, Singapore)

 

Dunlop, E.E. The War Diaries of Weary Dunlop, Java and the Burma-Thailand Railway 1942-1945, Printed 1986 Nelson Publishers.

 

Geddes, Margaret Remebering Weary, Sir Edward Dunlop as recalled by those whose lives he touched, Published 1996 by Viking, Penguin Books Australia Ltd.

 

Atkinson, Les My Side of the Kwai, Reminiscences of an Australian prisoner of war of the Japanese, Published 2001 by Kangaroo Press.

 

Dingo, Sally Unsung Ordinary Men, A generation like no other, Published 2010 by Hachette Australia.

 

Boyle, James Railroad to Burma, Published 1990 by Allen & Unwin.

 

Perry, Roland The Changi Brownlow, Published 2010 by Hachette Australia.

 

Whitecross, Roy Slaves of the Son of Heaven, A Personal Account of an Australian POW 1942-1945, Published 2000 by Kangaroo Press.

 

Holman, Robert , edited by Peter Thomson On Paths of Ash, The extraordinary story of an Australian prisoner of war, Published 2009 by Pier 9, Murdoch Books Australia.

 

Stuart, Donald I Think I’ll Live, Published 1981 by Georgian House, Melbourne.

 

Wright, Pattie  The Men of the Line, Stories of the Thai-Burma Railway Survivors, Published 2008 by The Miegunyah Press.

 

Wall, Don Singapore and Beyond, The Story of the 2/20th Battalion AIF, Published 1985 by 2/20 Battalion.

 

Barwick, Idris James In The Shadow of Death The story of a Medic on the Burma Railway 1942-45, Published 2005 by Pen & Sword Books Ltd., South Yorkshire, England.

Mutton R.H. Home For Christmas but Five Years Late Compiled Stories of 2/20th printed 1995 Jenkin Buxton Printers, Box Hill, Victoria 3128.