Created by Tom Horn on 28 Jul 2010, Last Update on 28 Jul 2010

Cowra Breakout - 5 Aug 1944

In one of the largest prison escapes of the war 545 Japanese prisoners storm the wire of their prison camp. Four Australian soldiers and 231 Japanese soldiers died and 108 prisoners were wounded in the escape and subsequent re-capture.

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Tags : Australia,Japan,Domestic,Pacific

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