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During 1944, the entertainers at Nong Pladuk under the inspired leadership of Lieutenant John D. V. Allum were faced with a series of challenges to their ability to make sure the shows went on. The most difficult of these challenges were the series of Allied bombing attacks that nearly put a stop to all entertainment. Against impossible odds, the stalwart entertainers soldiered on.

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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 7. “The Show Must Go On”: Nong Pladuk Relocation Camp


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