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During the final months of the war, the new airfield construction camps at Kachu Mountain and Ubon offer a study in contrasts in the POW entertainers’ ability to summon up their energy and creativity once again to form concert parties in two remote locations.

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This book tells the story of how music and theatre helped the 61,000 POWs who were sent to these camps survive their ordeal. It is a story that is not well-known to history and it is now being recovered. It is a story about how music and theatre and the other arts are absolutely essential to a society's life.

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Chapter 10.  Strike a New Note!”: Kachu Mountain and Ubon


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