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Title Windows To Sandakan
Published Australia : ABC, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (1 hr. 10 min. 59 sec.) ; 160093959 bytes
Summary One of the worst atrocities involving POWs in WW2 unfolds in this moving Compass Anzac special about the making of a series of stained glass windows for an historic Anglican church in Malaysian Borneo. After 60 years, Australian stained glass artist Philip Handel is about to retire when he receives an offer too tempting to refuse: to make a series of windows for a church in Sandakan, once the capital of British North Borneo, and now a busy port in the Malaysian state of Sabah.The windows will pay tribute to the 2500 Allied prisoners of war who died building an airstrip for the Japanese, and on the notorious 'Death Marches' that followed. They will also honour the local people who risked their lives to help them. The windows are destined for St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Sandakan where the allied prisoners spent their first night before being marched to the POW camp.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Compass Executive Producer: Rose Hesp
Event Broadcast 2013-04-26 at 05:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Sandakan (Concentration camp)
War in art.
War memorials.
Stained glass windows.
Prisoner-of-war camps.
Malaysia -- Sandakan (Sabah)
Form Streaming video
Author Doogue, Geraldine, host
Cleary, John, reporter