The Story of Billy Young Billy Young was a boy of when he joined the AIF in He was an orphan hungry broke with nowhere to sleep and the army offered him a feed a blanket and five shillings a day in his pocket The t

  • Title: The Story of Billy Young
  • Author: Anthony Hill
  • ISBN: 9780670076178
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • Billy Young was a boy of 15 when he joined the AIF in 1941 He was an orphan hungry, broke, with nowhere to sleep and the army offered him a feed, a blanket and five shillings a day in his pocket.The trouble was, the army sent him off to Malaya where he became a POW when Singapore fell to the Japanese From Changi, Billy the Kid went on to spend the rest of his teenaBilly Young was a boy of 15 when he joined the AIF in 1941 He was an orphan hungry, broke, with nowhere to sleep and the army offered him a feed, a blanket and five shillings a day in his pocket.The trouble was, the army sent him off to Malaya where he became a POW when Singapore fell to the Japanese From Changi, Billy the Kid went on to spend the rest of his teenage years in some of the most barbaric Japanese prisons the notorious labour camp at Sandakan from which he escaped , and solitary confinement in the horrific Outram Road prison.Billy survived by a combination of luck, larrikin humour and native cunning, learned as a market boy growing up in Sydney during the Depression He has lasted into old age by virtue of his extraordinary spirit.In this powerful account of one of the youngest ever prisoners of war, award winning author Anthony Hill takes us into the hearts and minds of the POWs, who refused to ever wholly submit to their captors.

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    1. This book was a wonderful read. Though I normally do not read books about war (WWII in this case), this book came my way and I was fully immersed on the first night.Billy Young's story is written in an interesting way. It centers around the Japanese run Outram Road prison in Singapore where the teenage Billy Young is kept under atrocious conditions. From there the story reflects on his past and how he was enlisted and how he ended up there.Born from a rebel father in Tasmania, brought up in Sydn [...]

    2. Harrowing and interesting. The POW's of the Japanese endured horiffic conditions and inspite of those conditions, there remained a sense of humour within the ranks of the prisoners.

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