The Naked Sun
by Ted Willis
Macmillan London, 1980 [First Edition], Signed by Author, ISBN 0333304373, hardcover, dustjacket
Fine Condition, Spine slightly sunned,
'At 2 a.m. on the 5th August, 1944 over one thousand Japanese prisoners stormed the barbed wire barricades of the POW camp near Cowra in New South Wales. Two hundred and thirty-one were killed, most of them cut down by Australian bullets - though many died by their own hand. Over three hundred escaped into the bush and were gradually rounded up by the Australian army, helped by the police and local citizens.
This extraordinary event - which is historically true - provides the centre-piece for this superb new adventure novel.'