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They Were Going Down Like a Field of Hay

They Were Going Down Like a Field of Hay

Mr. Hunt describes close combat with the Japanese and the casualties inflicted by both sides.

If I Hadn’t Fallen, I was Gone

If I Hadn’t Fallen, I was Gone

Mr. Hunt describes his lucky escape from the Japanese in an aqueduct.

They Were out in the Field Playing Baseball

They Were out in the Field Playing Baseball

Mr. Hunt describes the lax and arrogant attitude of the British soldiers.

We Pulled the Bolts and Threw Them Away

We Pulled the Bolts and Threw Them Away

Mr. Hunt describes being taken prisoner and becoming a slave labourer.

Eat it or Starve to Death

Eat it or Starve to Death

Mr. Hunt describes the contaminated food he received in Sham Shui Po.

The Dangers in the Mines

The Dangers in the Mines

Mr. Hunt describes the frightening aspects of working in the Niigata coal mines.

Are you with the enemy, or are you with me?

Are you with the enemy, or are you with me?

Mr. Hunt describes a confrontation with his supervisor in the coal mine, and his brother intervening to save the Japanese.

My Legs Were Black, Blue and Purple.

My Legs Were Black, Blue and Purple.

Mr. Hunt describes his brother, and others, stealing rice from the Japanese.

I’m a Priest; I’m Gonna’ Bless Them for You

I’m a Priest; I’m Gonna’ Bless Them for You

Mr. Hunt describes making prayer beads from seeds and a cross from bones.

They Never had a Roll Call This Last Four Years

They Never had a Roll Call This Last Four Years

Mr. Hunt describes how tension in the camp masks the reality that the war is over.

I Couldn’t Talk, I was Stunned

I Couldn’t Talk, I was Stunned

Mr. Hunt describes his bittersweet homecoming - a warm family reunion and learning of his sister’s recent death.

I Think I’d Tell Them to Stay Home

I Think I’d Tell Them to Stay Home

Mr. Hunt discusses the futility of the Hong Kong deployment and reveals a pacifist attitude.

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