The Story of Billy Young

The Story of Billy Young by Anthony Hill
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ISBN
9780143569138
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
432
Dimensions
129 x 198mm
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Billy Young was a boy of fifteen 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.

Then the army sent him to Malaya where he became a POW when Singapore fell to the Japanese. 'Billy the Kid' spent his remaining teenage years in Japanese prisons: he escaped from the notorious Sandakan and spent time in solitary in the barbaric Outram.

Billy survived by a combination of luck, larrikin humour and 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.

A powerful account of one of the youngest-ever prisoners of war, by award-winning author Anthony Hill.
ISBN:
9780143569138
Publication Date:
01 / 08 / 2014
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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