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In the Shadow of the Rising Sun

Author(s): Olga Henderson

Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)

Genre(s): Biography, Historical

Era(s): WWII

In February 1942, nine-year-old Olga and her family were living in Malaysia when Singapore fell to the Japanese Imperial Army in the biggest defeat in history of the British Forces.

Sent to the notorious Changi Prison, they suffered three years of disease, malnutrition and oppression, and feared they would never be free.

Now in her nineties, Olga’s inspirational childhood story of survival is testament to the power of hope and the resilience and resourcefulness of the human spirit.

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