On 12 February 1942, Singapore was days away from its fall to the Japanese. Hundreds of desperate people scrambled to the docks to flee, among them 65 Australian Army nurses who boarded a coastal freighter, the Vyner Brooke. It was a doomed voyage – Japanese bombers attacked and sank the vessel. Some who survived the shipwreck washed up on Radji Beach, only to be executed by a Japanese patrol. Of these 22 nurses, only Vivian Bullwinkel survived the shootings. She went on to endure three and a half years of internment, starvation and disease with other survivors of the shipwreck. Meticulously researched, On Radji Beach is a moving account of the fate of every nurse who boarded the Vyner Brooke that day. First Edition pp.360 #150915/0516R/0817R/0320
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