Faces of Courage: A Revealing Historical Appreciation Of Colonial Malaya's Legendary Kathigasu Family. Incorporating No Dram of Mercy by Sybil Kathigasu GM; The Papan Guerrillas and Mrs K by Chin Peng; Exploring the Legend by Norma Miraflor and Ian Ward. Sybil Kathigasu (1899-1948) of Ipoh is widely celebrated as one of the heroines of WWII. This book sheds new light on her character and the context of the heroism of Sybil and her husband Dr A. C. Kathigasu (1892-1972). Here is a republication of Sybil's memoir, "No Dram of Mercy" which originally appeared in 1954. A new paper by Chin Peng, former Secretary General of the Communist Party of Malaya, "The Papan Guerrillas and Mrs K" sheds light on the workings for the guerillas and the help given by the Kathigasus. An account of the 1946 trial and execution of Kempetai Sergeant Ekio Yoshimura, of the subsequent life of Dawn Kathigasu (b. 1936) and finally an illuminating interview with Olga Kathigasu (b. 1921) who still lives in Ipoh, all add information and insights on the lives and achievements of a remarkable family. With many black and white photographs.
Faces of Courage