The Flamboya Tree: Memories of a Family's War-time Courage
Papír, Puha kötés
KÉSZLETEN VAN, AZONNAL SZÁLLÍTHATÓ
Házhozszállítás: Lehetőségeink szerint a 17 óráig leadott rendelést a következő munkanapon, a vasárnap 17 óráig leadottakat hétfőn adjuk át a futárnak.
A csomag várható kiszállítása a feladás után 1-2 munkanap.
Szállítás Pick Pack Pontra: Lehetőségeink szerint a 17 óráig leadott rendelést a következő munkanapon, a vasárnap 17 óráig leadottakat hétfőn adjuk át a futárnak.
A csomag várható megérkezése a kiválasztott pontra a feladás után 2-3 munkanap.
Clara Olink Kelly - The Flamboya Tree: Memories of a Family's War-time Courage
This is the simply told but moving story of a family's incarceration in a Japanese concentration camp during the Second World War. Clara and her Dutch family had led a charmed life on Java, where her father was the managing director of a trading company. It all came to an abrupt end however when the Japanese invaded and the family came to terms with the fact that four-year-old Clara, her mother and two brothers, one just a baby, would soon be rounded up and confined in one of the camps whilst their father was sent to work on the Burma railway. When the order finally came, it was in the high-pitched and angry scream familiar to all from old war films, and which was to characterize all communications from the Japanese over the next three years. Clara's mother was given just two days to gather together everything that could be crammed into a suitcase that the family might need for an internment of unknown duration as well as two mattresses which would effectively become their home. Even at this stage, her mother showed the clear thinking and foresight which would get her and her children through the years of deprivation as she packed sheets and ropes rather than clothes and shoes which she knew would be outgrown in a matter of months. Once in the camp, the inmates were subjected to the most appallingly inhumane treatment which many did not survive as they had to endure hours standing in the beating sun for Tenko - or roll call - during which heads must be bowed before their Japanese imperial masters. Rations consisted of a cup of rice a day and Clara's mother was assigned the duty of keeping the camp drains running, a task which all too often involved climbing into the reeking sewers and unblocking them with her bare hands. The starvation, torture and degradation of the camps have been well documented before, but this moving tribute by a daughter to the courage and dignity of her mother is well worth reading. (Kirkus UK)