Title: More Lives Than a Cat: Three and a Half Years as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese
Author: Baker, Guy
Condition: Near Mint
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1998
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 421 pages
Comments: At age 18 Guy Baker enlisted in the 34th Battalion, and then at 19 with the Australian Imperial Force (8th Division), with whom he sailed to Singapore.
Guy sustained a minor injury during the Japanese invasion of Malaya, and was recovering in St. Patrick’s School (acting as a military hospital) on the allied surrender. Three days after the surrender Guy was transported by truck to Changi Gaol where he would remain for the next 12 months. From Changi he was sent throughout Singapore on various working parties.
In April 1943 guy was transported to the Burma-Thailand Railway as part of F Force.He worked at several camps along the ‘Railway’ from Bampong to Neike (near Burma-Thailand border at Three Pagoda Pass). On the completion of the ‘Railway’ Guy was transported back to Changi where he would remain until the Japanese surrender.