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by Rohan Rivett

Category: Military
Subcategory: History books
Author: Rohan Rivett
ISBN: 0140149252
ISBN13: 978-0140149258
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (November 26, 1992)
Pages: 416
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Rohan Rivett was a journalist in Singapore when it fell to the Japanese in 1942. Behind Bamboo is unflinching in its honesty and haunting in its realism

Rohan Rivett was a journalist in Singapore when it fell to the Japanese in 1942. He escaped south – across the treacherous Bangka Strait – to Indonesia, but was soon captured and became just one of thousands of POWs struggling for existence in a Japanese camp. The struggle was to last for more than three years. Behind Bamboo is unflinching in its honesty and haunting in its realism. It is a vivid, compelling testament to the Australians' will to survive and their unassailable spirit in the face of the most callous inhumanity.

Rohan was born in Melbourne, Victoria the elder son of Sir David Rivett and his wife Stella née Deakin.

Rohan Rivett was a journalist in Singapore when it fell to the Japanese in. .Penguin Random House Australia. He escaped south-across the treacherous Bangka Strait-to Indonesia, but was soon captured and became just one of thousands of POWs struggling for existence in a Japanese camp. When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese he was among the last to be evacuated.

Book itself very lightly bumped to spine ends, but other than that in excellent nick

Book itself very lightly bumped to spine ends, but other than that in excellent nick. He escaped on one of the last ships to leave Singapore. The ship was sunk by Japanese aircraft off the island of Banka which was already in Japanese hands.

Rivett, Rohan . Behind Bamboo Sydney, 1946. Rivett, Rohan, The Listener in Test Cricket 1948. Rivett, Rohan, Australian Citizen: Herbert Brookes, 1867–1963 (1965). Rivett, Rohan, David Rivett: Fighter for Australian Science (1972).

Rivett joined the Melbourne Argus in 1940. By 1941 he was working as a broadcaster in Singapore, where he became a captive of the Japanese. He later described his experiences in the best-selling Behind Bamboo

Rivett joined the Melbourne Argus in 1940. He later described his experiences in the best-selling Behind Bamboo. Under their leadership, the paper forced a royal commission into the murder conviction of Rupert Max Stuart, an Aborigine. Rivett later became director of the International Press Institute, based in Zurich.

First published in 1946, this is the story of life in Japanese prisoner-of-war camps and working on the notorious Burma-Thailand Railway. The author captures the spirit of men who found courage, loyalty and even optimism in the midst of the horror and deprivation of the grimmest of conditions.
Comments to eBook Behind Bamboo (Australian War Classics)
Bluecliff
I have read many books on the Thai-Burma railroad the Japanese used prisoners to build and maintain between 1942 to 1945. This one is from a different point of view of an Australian broadcast person who got taken prisoner and was on the Burma side of the railroad to begin with and ended up on the Thai side near the end. Some wonderful insights into the camp life and struggles of prisoners to hold themselves together and survive.
Jek
We had a friend who knew the author of this book. As a matter of fact, they were both taken as prisoners during World Was II by the Japanese and this is a real account of what they had to live through. Very interesting. I bought this as a gift for my husband who served int he Korean Was.
Coiron
I have just finished reading this, having borrowed it from an elderly friend whose husband worked with illustrators in the reproduction of actual drawings shown in the book - and my friend actually has one of the original sketches from Flip Relf, used in the book. The retelling of this terrible three years was done only months after the war - the Forward is dated 17 November 1945. I feel very certain that it is a true account given the amazing details of the names and places that Rivett's fellow POW's were from. Being a journalist, we kept many notes, whenever he could, during imprisonment and on most occasions apparently he managed to hide the material.
What struck me most about this amazing story was how, under the most depressing and life threatening circumstances, Australian's stood together and shared what they had. This was especially so between close mates, but there was a common sense of what was fair and decent, in the way they shared whatever they could find for food and how they looked after the many sick and dying. Sadly a trait that for whatever reason, we don't see so much any more. The way they stayed positive through this awful ordeal, using humour and all manner of entertainments such as talks on travel, lecturers on whatever specialties existing and all the usual funny plays and joking makes you ask, would we today be as strong and brave if put in their shoes/or clogs or bare feet. I'm so glad I read this detailed but constantly engaging report - I recommend it to anyone who wants to understand more about what happened after the fall of Singapore, the escape and capture of the last remaining Aussies and the trials following their capture and working n the Burma Railway.
Steep
I only read this recently after sorting papers contained the eulogy for my great uncle (a kiwi). These contained a reference to the book, where he is mentioned. He was a chaplain, serving with the Australian forces and declined his place in the evacuation to stay with the troops. A tough old chap - with many virtues - but despite his christian values he never forgave the Japanese nation. This book explains why, and is very well written.
Lest we forget.
Kare
A riveting account of one man's experience as a prisoner of the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII. The author (now dead I think) was a highly respected journalist in civilian life so the events described are likely to be quite accurate, especially as it was written soon after the war ended.

The most exciting and entertaining part, for me, occurs in the first few chapters which cover attempts to avoid capture - a real adventure.

Then the ordeal begins - however there are uplifting sections conveying how he and fellow prisoners were able to, for the most part, keep relatively sane under horrific master/slave conditions while battling with physical brutality, overwork, starvation, tropical disease, and the deaths of many fellow prisoners.
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