May 18, 201939m
Jinkins and the Great Escape
May 1839m
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In December 1941, after 18 months of training, Australia’s Gull Force was sent to Ambon, an island in the Spice Islands of Indonesia, to halt the Japanese advance. By February 1942, after 4 days of fighting, the 1100-man strong battalion were prisoners of war. Some prisoners wanted to escape and some did. Lt Jinkins and six others escape from a Japanese POW Camp on Ambon by sea going around the Spice Islands to Darwin. This is their story.

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