Military relics reveals life and death of the Sandakan Death Marches

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Archaeology doesn’t necessarily have to go way back thousands of years to understand the lives and times of people who lived before – sometimes it’s as recent as World War II, as revealed by a cache of Australian military relics unearthed in Sabah. They are the grim remnants of the infamous Sandakan Death Marches, which led to the death of some 6,000 military personnel and civilians.


Unearthed: a final message from Sandakan’s doomed soldiers
Sydney Morning Herald, 22 September 2008
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