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A Guest of the Emperor
A Guest of the Emperor

A Guest of the Emperor$35.00 AUD

by Russell Savage

When you go home, tell them of us and say 'For your tomorrow, we gave our today'. This inscription on the memorial at the War Graves Cemetery at Thanbyuzayat in Burma has been honoured by Gunner Savage of the AIF in this book which one reader recently described as 'Makes you proud to be an Australian'.

An official of the Japanese Embassy in 1988 asked the author had he ever visited Japan. 'Oh, yes,' said Russell, 'in 1944-45'. 'You must have been a member of a delegation?' 'No, I was a guest of the Emperor!' 'You mean you stayed at the palace?' 'No, I was a prisoner of war ...' This biography is a factual, deeply moving, but highly readable account of the experiences of a youthful gunner during his A.I.F. years, chiefly of the time spent by him, following the fall of Singapore, as a prisoner of war. The stark record of these years in 'A Guest of the Emperor' - and Savage spent some time incarcerated on Honshu, Japan's main island - holds the readers attention throughout ...
Sir Walter Campbell AC, QC

When you go home, tell them of us and say 'For your tomorrow, we gave our today'. This inscription on the memorial at the War Graves Cemetery at Thanbyuzayat in Burma has been honoured by Gunner Savage of the AIF in this book which one reader recently described as 'Makes you proud to be an Australian'.

156 pages. 175 mm x 247 mm. Soft cover. Section sewn. ISBN 0 864391 90 0

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