Wartime Trilogy

$76.90 GST

Category: SKU: 9292


Melbourne University Press is proud to present Ray Parkin’s famous trilogy of wartime experience, published here for the first time in a single volume. Unavailable for many years, these brilliant books hum with action, adventure and courage. Honestly and plainly written, they are full of humanity and great wisdom.
‘Out of the smoke’ tells of Ray’s experiences as Action Chief Quartermaster in HMAS Perth, which was sunk while engaging an overwhelming Japanese Naval force in the Sunda strait.
‘Into the smother’ tells, direct from the author’s diary, of his 15 months as a POW on the Burma – Siam railway.
‘The Sword and the Blossom’ tells of Rays last 12 months of captivity.
These classic books are illustrated with Ray Parkin’s evocative and detailed drawings and sketches, made secretly at the time. HB