Robert Goodwin - 20 Mile walk to Changi

Running time
1 min 2 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


The Japanese general, they were all nasty creatures by our standards. When our senior medical officers said we have a lot of wounded, we can't get out to Changi without a lot of support. The Japanese general virtually said, "Every man will go out to Changi. All the wounded will walk the distance if need be. Get cracking. This is an order of the Japanese Navy ... oh, Japanese Army. It must be obeyed." That was their reaction. So everybody walked the 20 miles out to Changi. That was that.

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