This classic trilogy of wartime experiences is packed with action, adventure and courage. Honestly and plainly written they are full of humanity and wisdom. Illustrated with drawings and sketches from Ray Parkin.
Out of the Smoke: the story of HMAS Perth, her sinking by the Japanese and the small party of survivors who try to sail to safety in a lifeboat, only to land in enemy hands.
Into the Smother: Parkin’s very own secret wartime diary as a POW on the Burma-Siam railway.
The Sword and the Blossom: POWs are shipped to Japan and put to work in a coal mine, until the end of the war.