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Discovering Doris

Andrew Barber, author and historian

29-May-17 14:00

Discovering Doris

This week, on Bookmark, author and historian Andrew Barber tells Uma the rather tragic and dramatic story of Doris Van der Straaten - an Australian citizen, the wife of a Malayan Eurasian, World War II prisoner-of-war, and the eventual mistress of the Japanese Army’s Western Garrison commander in Kuala Lumpur during the Occupation of Malaya.


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