Lunchbox/Soapbox: Paul Ham on the Atrocities of Sandakan
In the fight against the Japanese during World War II, the most disturbing events endured by the Australian soldiers occurred at Sandakan, in North Borneo.
Join Sydney-based historian Paul Ham, as he recounts their barbaric and long-forgotten ordeal – a horrifying story that has largely remained buried but which, he argues, demands to be told.
Paul Ham is a Sydney-based historian. His previous books include Hiroshima Nagaski (October 2011), Vietnam: The Australian War (November 2007) and Kokoda (November 2004). Vietnam won the NSW Premier’s Prize for Australian History and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Prize for Non-Fiction (2008), a Walkley Award and two other state literary awards.