23929 PARKIN ,Ray :
RAY PARKIN’S WARTIME TRILOGY .Out of The Smoke , Into The Smother & The Sword and The Blossom.
Melbourne University Press, 1999
8vo. pp,955 , illustrations Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
ISBN 0 522 84887
Illustrated with Ray Parkin’s evocative drawings. Out of The Smoke tells of Parkin’s experiences as Action Chief Quartermaster on H.M.A.S Perth,which was sunk while engaging an overwhelming Japanese force. Into The Smother direct from his diaries tells us of his fifteen months as POW on the Burma Siam Thailand ,railway. The Sword and The Blossom tells of the last twelve months of his captivity until his release .