A novel of the cruelty of war, tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love.
August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.
This savagely beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.
Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since Australia's involvement in World War One.
This page collates a selection of the library's resources which align with the Australian Curriculum to support the teaching of conflict, ANZAC history and World War One.