The links and bibliography below offer further information and insight into: the history of the Vocal Orchestra; women’s internment by the Japanese during World War II in general; and the wider story of Far Eastern captivity. Towards the foot of the page are links to relevant DVDs of television drama series, documentaries, and films.
- Malayan Volunteer Group: www.malayanvolunteersgroup.org.uk
- Researching FEPOW History: www.researchingfepowhistory.org.uk
- Captive Memories: www.captivememories.org.uk
- Children and Families of Far Eastern Prisoners of War: www.cofepow.org.uk
- Java FEPOW 1942 club: www.javafepow1942club.org.uk
- The Second World War in Music: www.wo2-muziek.nl/en/
- Authorised Tenko TV series website (includes Muntok memorial page): www.tenkotv.com
- Armstrong, Ralph (2003), Short Cruise on the Vyner Brooke, George Mann.
- Colijn, Helen (1995), Song of Survival: Women Interned, Ashland, Oregon: White Cloud Press.
- Campbell Hill, Alistair (1994), Scenes from Sumatra, Mary Campbell Hill.
- Jacobs, G.F. (1979), Prelude to the Monsoon: Assignment in Sumatra, George Mann.
- Jeffrey, Betty (1997), White Coolies, London: Angus & Robertson. (First published: 1954)
- MacLeod, Ian, I Will Sing to the End, Coco’s Publications.
- McDougall, William (1949), By Eastern Windows, London: Scribner.
- Simons, Jessie Elizabeth (1954), While History Passed, Melbourne: William Heinemann.
- Smyth, Sir John (1970), The Will to Live: The Story of Dame Margot Turner, London: Cassell.
- Warner, Lavinia and John Sandilands (1997), Women Beyond the Wire, London: Arrow. (First published: 1982)
Internment of women and children elsewhere in the Far East
- Abkhazi, Peggy (1995) Enemy Subject: Life in a Japanese Internment Camp 1943–45, 2nd ed., Alan Hutton.
- Allan, Sheila (2004), Diary of a Girl in Changi, Sydney: Kangaroo Press. (First published: 1994)
- Angus, Fay (1978), The White Pagoda, Tyndale House.
- Begley, Neil (1995) An Australian’s Childhood in China under the Japanese, Kangaroo Press.
- Blair Margaret (2007), Gudao, Lone Islet: The War Years in Shanghai, a Childhood Memoir, Trafford Publishing.
- Bloom, Freddy (1980), Dear Philip – A Diary of Captivity, Changi, 1942–45, Bodley Head.
- Bonga, Dieuwke Wendelaar (1996), Eight Prison Camps: A Dutch Family in Japanese Java, Ohio University Centre for International Studies.
- Cates, Tressa, (1957) The Drainpipe Diary, Vantage Press.
- Harvey, Grace (2003), Yangchow Years, Dreamstar.
- Herman, Ronny, (1992) In the Shadow of the Sun, Vanderheide.
- Hillen, Ernest (1994), The Way of a Boy: A Memoir of Java, Viking.
- Huie, Shirley Fenton, (1992), The Forgotten Ones: Women and Children Under Nippon, Angus and Robertson.
- Jackson, Daphne (2008), Java Nightmare, Upfront.
- Keith, Agnes (2002), Three Came Home, London: Eland. (First published: 1947)
- Kelly, Clara Olink (2006), The Flamboya Tree, London: Arrow.
- Kenny, Catherine (1986), Captives: Australian Army Nurses in Japanese Prison Camps, University of Queensland Press.
- Kogel, Paula (2010), The House at Ampasiet, Matador
- Lucas, Celia (1996), Prisoners of Santo Tomas, Barnsley: Pen & Sword. (First published: 1975)
- Michell, David (1988), A Boy’s War, Shaw Books.
- Prising, Robin (1975), Manila Goodbye, Heinemann.
- Redwood, Mabel (2001), It Was Like This, Barbara Anslow.
- Ruff-O’Herne, Jan (2008 ), 50 Years of Silence, William Heinemann Australia.
- Schomper, Pans (1995), Chaos after Paradise: The Promise of the Japanese Egg Man.
- Sewell, William (1948), Strange Harmony, Edinburgh House Press.
- Thomas, Mary (1983), In the Shadow of the Rising Sun, Marshall Cavendish.
- Tompkins, Gladys (1977), Three Wasted Years: Women in Changi Prison, Felicity Tompkins.
- Tyrer, Nicola (2011), Stolen Childhoods: The Untold Story of the Children Interned by the Japanese in the Second World War, Weidenfeld and Nicholson.
Civilian Internment in the Far East
- Archer, Bernice (2008), The Internment of Western Civilians Under the Japanese 1941-1945: A Patchwork of Internment, Hong Kong University Press.
- Blackburn, Kevin and Karl Hack (2007), Forgotten Captives in Japanese-Occupied Asia: National Memories and Forgotten Captivities (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia), Routledge.
- Cogan, Frances B. (2000), Captured. The Japanese Internment of American Civilians in the Philippines, 1941–1945, University of Georgia Press.
- Emerson, Geoffrey Charles (2008), Hong Kong Internment, 1942-1945: Life in the Japanese Civilian Camp at Stanley, Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series, Hong Kong University Press.
- Gilkey, Langdon (1966), Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure, Anthony Bland.
- Gillies, Midge (2012), The Barbed-Wire University: The Real Lives of Allied Prisoners of War in the Second World War, Aurum.
- Leck, Greg (2006), Captives of Empire, The Japanese Internment of Allied Civilians in China and Hong Kong 1941-1945.
- Parkes, M. (2012), Life, Health and Social Issues Among Far East Prisoners of War – an Oral History Enquiry, University of Liverpool [Unpublished MPhil dissertation]
- Pringle, Henry F. (2011), Bridge House Survivor: Experiences of a Civillian Prisoner of War in Shanghai & Beijing 1942-1945, China Economic Review Publishing.
- Waterford, Van (1994), Prisoners of the Japanese in World War II, McFarland & Company.
- Williams, Ronald and Frank Williams (2010), Under the Poached Egg, London: Athena Press.
- Masters, Anthony (1981), Tenko (Tenko 1), London: BBC.
- Hardwick, Michael (1984), Last Tenko (Tenko 2), London: BBC.
- Valery, Anne (1985), Tenko Reunion (Tenko 3), London: Coronet.
- Barber, Noel (2007), Tanamera, London: Hodder & Stoughton. (First published: 1981)
- Farrell, J. G. (2010), The Singapore Grip, London: Phoenix. (First published: 1978)
- Neville, Peter (2006), The Rose of Singapore, Singapore: Monsoon.
- Shute, Nevil (2009), A Town Like Alice, London: Vintage. (First published: 1950)
- Song of Survival (1985)
- Tenko (1981-85)
- A Town Like Alice (1981)
- Tanamera: Lion of Singapore (1989)
- This Is Your Life: Dame Margot Turner (1978) currently unavailable
- Women in Captivity (1979) currently unavailable
You might like to consider adding a recent publication by Gilly Carr and Harold Mytum (ed.) called “Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War: Creativity Behind Barbed Wire” (New York: Routledge, 2012). I used it for recent research on the Vocal Orchestra as part of a musicology degree at Sydney Conservatorium of Music (University of Sydney). The articles relating to the significance of ‘created’ artefacts and ephemera retained by internees were very interesting and pertinent to the Vocal Orchestra.
Thank you for your suggestion Imelda.