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Bangka Island

www.villabuddha.com Bali Huur ons huis aan het strand inclusief personeel € 1495,- per week Lengkuas Island, Bangka Belitung, beautiful places to visit in Indonesia.

1942. Bangka Island Massacre. 23 nurses captured by the Japanese were ordered to walk into the ocean where they were then slaughtered by machine guns.

1942. Bangka Island Massacre. 130 nurses evacuated from Singapore were divided among two ships; The Empire Star made it to Australia, the Vyner Brooke was bombed by Japanese aircraft.

1942. Bangka Island Massacre. Nurse Vivian Bullwinkel was the only survivor, she crawled back to shore where she hid for 3 days before being re- captured. She spent 3 years as a Japanese POW. She testified at the war crimes trial in Tokyo in 1947.