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Author: VONK, CORRY (= C. KAN-VONK) & W.(IM) KAN, Title: Honderd dagen uit en thuis. Derde druk. [third edn.].
Description: Naarden-Bussum, Koster, 1946. cloth. 272pp., frontispiece, ills. on 14 plates, full-p. sketch-map of Burma-railroad, being a facsim. after an original pencil-drawing by Wim Kan, with text and 'legenda', and the annexe, pp. 261-272, being some letteres by Wim Kan to his wife, during his stay at Bangkok, October 1945 in an 'envelope' at very end. BUUR, PD, 1597 (listing 3rd. edn. only, 1st. edn. unknown) RIOD, 76). A 100-day tour of the dutch A.B.C.-Cabaret, under management of Corry Kan-Vonk and Wim Kan through pre-war colonial Indonesia started 3 December 1939. Due to the outbreak of the Pacific war it took 2279 days to get home. Corry Vonk stayed on Java in a Japanese camp Tjimahi, whilst her husband Wim Kan was transported to the Burma Railroad. The sketch-map, drawn in secrecy by Wim Kan depicts. a part of Burma/Thailand with locations of Camp Ratpol, cam 108, the Therr Pagodas Pass, etc., incl. concise legenda. Pp. 261-272, marked Niet Openen, Niet Lezen (Do not open, neither read), being some letters by Wim Kan to his wife after his liberation and stay at Bangkok. Good copy in a later cloth binding with a label on spine.
Keywords: recollections cabaret tour p.o.w. pacific war japanese camps burma railroad japanese occupation indonesia colonialism southeast asia diary buur
Price: EUR 40.00 = appr. US$ 43.47 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 44935