Within Changi's Walls: A Record Of Civilian Internment In World War Ii


by Peet, George L.

Within Changi's Walls: A Record Of Civilian Internment In World War Ii

Price:  US$22.40   (SGD28.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 247 pages
Published:  2011, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814328852
SB#:  051887 (113)

About This Book

George Peet (1902-1985) was a well known English-born Straits Times journalist and editor who came to Singapore in 1923. His granddaughter has edited Peet's records of the years 1942-45 when, when during WWII, he was interned in Singapore. Part 1 is Peet's thoughtful journal account of life in Changi prison and the attitudes and interactions of his fellows as they faced severe deprivation, over-crowding and uncertainty. The shorter Part 2 is his diary notes of the period from November 1944 when he had been moved to the Sime Road Camp, until September 1945. Released on 3 September 1945 the first post-Occupation issue of the Straits Times, with an editorial by Peet, appeared on 7 September.


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