Escape to Japanese Captivity: A Couple's Tragic Ordeal in Sumatra, 1942–1945 by Captain Mick Jennings, Margery Jennings
English | January 18th, 2021 | ISBN: 1526783096 | 224 pages | True EPUB | 26.12 MB
Mick and Margery Jennings's comfortable life in Singapore ended with the Japanese invasion in late 1941. Margery was captured in Sumatra after HMV Mata Hari, the ship taking her and other families to safety in Australia, was bombed. Mick left Singapore after the surrender in February 1942 when he and other soldiers commandeered a junk and sailed to Sumatra. After crossing the island, he and Bombardier Jackson set sail for Australia in a seventeen-foot dinghy. After an appalling ordeal at sea he too was captured and, having recovered in hospital, was incarcerated on Sumatra until moved to Changi Goal in May 1945.