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Charlie and the Tin Cup (Ep. 005)
Warning: This podcast includes graphic details of wartime events.

5 May 2019

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In December 1941, after 18 months of training, Australia’s Gull Force was sent to Ambon, an island in the Spice Islands of Indonesia, to halt the Japanese advance. By February 1942, after 4 days of fighting, the 1100-man strong battalion were prisoners of war. This is the moving story of one of those POWs – the camp’s Padre, Charlie Patmore in a POW camp that had a higher percentage death rate than the Burma Railway.

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