Frank Williams

Paradise Surrendered: Java 1942

This book covers the capture and imprisonment of Lieutenant Ronald Williams, by the Japanese, on Java in 1942. Williams’ artillery regiment had set sail from the Clyde to fight the Nazi in the Middle East, but were then diverted to the Far East after the Japanese invaded Malaya. Following the sudden surrender of Singapore, Java was next in the firing line and quickly succumbed. Williams’ and his remaining regiment were taken into captivity, which led to increasing levels of hardship and brutality. Stories and anecdotes leading up to the allied surrender and first nine months of imprisonment are included.
116 printed pages
Original publication
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