The Changi Camera : A Unique Record of Changi and the Thai-Burma Railway

Author(s): Tim Bowden

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In The Changi Camera, acclaimed author Tim Bowden presents a unique record of one Australian soldier's experience of the fall of Singapore, captivity in Changi and enduring the hell of the Thai-Burma Railway. George Aspinall was a keen photographer and, even in the very worst of conditions, he managed to take photos, process them and so preserve for later generations the reality of incarceration. Along with George's own memories of those years, Tim Bowden has written a gripping and authoritative overview of what happened in Changi and on the Railway. This powerful narrative and unique collection of almost one hundred photographs combine to give us a raw and graphic account of just what George and thousands of his fellow Australians endured.


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A powerful record of the experience of an Australian POW during the fall of Singapore, incarceration at Changi and the Thai-Burma Railway. George Aspinall was a keen photographer and despite terrible conditions managed to take photos and preserve his film during his incarceration. The film was buried before the end of the war and afterwards he returned to claim it. An amazing story highlighting the brutality of war.

Meaghan, The Book Grocer

Tim Bowden was a journalist and documentary maker with ABC Radio and TV for many years and is the author of a number of books, including One Crowded Hour - Neil Davis, Combat Cameraman.

General Fields

  • : 9780733629624
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tim Bowden
  • : Hardback
  • : 256