(Foreword by H E Michael Teo Eng Cheng - Singapore High Commissioner to the UK and Northern Ireland)
Dorothy MacLeod escaped on the last ship from Singapore before the city was captured by the Japanese in February 1942. Tragically, over three years later, she died of debilitating dysentery and malnutrition in a Prisoner of War Camp off Sumatra.
Ian MacLeod spent 50 years researching the background to his mother's internment and this book is a result of his quest to find the truth behind her life and death in the camp.
It is an uplifting story of fortitude and the sustaining love of family and friends. Most of all, it is a tribute to the corageous woman with the golden voice who bravely 'sang to the end'.
'Twists of fate and lots of love gave Ian MacLeod the inspiration to complete his story about his mother's last days in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in the Pacific War.'
His Excellency Michael Teo Eng Cheng
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Non-Fiction Paperback : 187 pages &16 illustrations
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