A treasure trove of old photographs, 233 pages in all, from the founding of the British North Borneo Chartered Company in 1881 to 1981. This is one of our oldest books still in print., but due to its subject matter it is impossible for it to go out of date. The whole of Sabah State [...]
As WWII progressed and the Nazi submarine menace in the Atlantic increased, in late 1942 Time Magazine produced a ’Pony’ edition to go by airmail (6 x 8.4″, 155 x 213mm). One of BBooks family members in England had a subscription (see the pencil note ‘Read’ on the top of the image). The text is [...]
A beautifully written Japanese soldier’s memoir of the North Borneo tragedy of 1945. An End to a War tells the story of Ueno Itsuyoshi, a late draftee into the Japanese Army in WWII. Ueno and his fellow soldiers came to Borneo expecting to fight and die for the Emperor, but instead most died of [...]
There is a key lesson in the title – the jungle is not against anybody, but it has to be treated with respect. It is up to the intruder to adjust to it to survive, or even to flourish. Nomadic jungle tribes did this successfully, modern races find it more of a challenge.
This story of courageous people who helped Allied prisoners in WWII, virtually ignored for well over sixty years, has now been documented for the first time in great detail. Blood Brothers not only traces the story of Sabah from humble beginnings in 1872 to a thriving outpost of the British Empire by 1941; it [...]
What happened during WWII on the island of Borneo after the Japanese invasion in 1942. Brutality and misery almost unlimited. This is the Chinese version. See other books under ‘Historical’ or ‘WWII’ for partial accounts in other languages.