search account giftcard shopping-cart plus arrow-right checkmark paypal
The Story Of Billy Young

Added to Cart

Sold by Books Marketplace

More deals you may like

The Story Of Billy Young

Anthony Hill

Low stock
 Marketplace - Sold by Books Marketplace

$23

+ Delivery
Leaves warehouse in 1-2 business days
See delivery information

Overview

Marketplace Product

Billy Young was a boy of fifteen when he joined the AIF in 1941. He was an orphan – hungry, broke, with nowhere to sleep – and the army offered him a feed, a blanket and five shillings a day. Then the army sent him to Malaya where he became a POW when Singapore fell to the Japanese. ‘Billy the Kid’ spent his remaining teenage years in Japanese prisons- he escaped from the notorious Sandakan and spent time in solitary in the barbaric Outram. Billy survived by a combination of luck, larrikin humour and cunning, learned as a market boy growing up in Sydney during the Depression. He has lasted into old age by virtue of his extraordinary spirit. A powerful account of one of the youngest-ever prisoners of war, by award-winning author Anthony Hill. Praise for The Story of Billy Young ‘Hill writes beautifully . . . and the story, brutal in parts as it is, should never be lost.’ Daily Telegraph ‘A fascinating and historically significant read – one that deserves widespread acclaim.’ Burnie Advocate ‘The Story of Billy Young will bring tears to the eyes of many readers . . . an important first-hand account of a painful chapter in Australian history.’ Ballarat Courier

Create your free Kogan.com account

Create your free Kogan.com account

Already have an account? Log In

By clicking Create Account (or signing in with Facebook, Google or Paypal), you agree to the Kogan.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and to receiving marketing communications from Kogan.com. Remember, you can unsubscribe at any time.