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The Resource Surviving Tenko : The Story of Margot Turner, Penny Starns, (electronic resource)

Surviving Tenko : The Story of Margot Turner, Penny Starns, (electronic resource)

Label
Surviving Tenko : The Story of Margot Turner
Title
Surviving Tenko
Title remainder
The Story of Margot Turner
Statement of responsibility
Penny Starns
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Margot Turner's tale of survival is so unusual and dramatic that it inspired the 1980s television series Tenko. The cargo ship on which she was evacuated from Singapore in 1942 was shelled, leaving her on a makeshift raft with 16 other survivors. One by one they perished, leaving her alone, burnt black by the sun, and suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Discovered by a Japanese destroyer and imprisoned on Banka Island, Turner was beaten and tortured, before being taken to the notorious Palembang jail. Here, crammed with murderers and rapists in a filthy cell, she spent six months, living in daily fear of joining the many who were noisily tortured and executed. In this, the first biography for 40 years, Penny Starns describes the often horrific, but occasionally heart-warming, experiences of this unbreakable woman who, not content with surviving the war, went on to become a brigadier and Chief Military Nurse. Using recently released material from The National Archives and Turner's own words, she re-analyses the Pacific conflict against a backdrop of one woman's incredible fortitude and strength, and brings the story of a remarkable woman to life
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CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Starns, Penny
Dewey number
  • 940.547541092
  • 940.547541092
Index
no index present
LC call number
D807.G7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Turner, Margot
  • Nurses
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military nursing
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Surviving Tenko : The Story of Margot Turner, Penny Starns, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MjQ2MjMxOA==
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Publication
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unknown
Control code
frd00011194
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780752462318
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780752462318
  • (Sirsi) b1462814
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Surviving Tenko : The Story of Margot Turner, Penny Starns, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MjQ2MjMxOA==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00011194
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780752462318
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780752462318
  • (Sirsi) b1462814
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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