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Re: hakka: Tales of a Hakka Town (6)
Hello Kong Khen,
> Based on the book written by a veteran of Force 136, the Television
> Corporation of Singapore (TCS) has made a television drama series on
> the force, entitled 'The Price of Peace' (Heping de Daijia).
Please tell me the author's name and the title of this book.
I have the book "The Jungle is Neutral"
by F. Spencer Chapman who was the instructor of the MPAJA.
Colonel Chapman stayed with the MPAJA during the occupation.
> Some of the members of Force 136 who were captured by the
> Japanese were incarcerated in the prison there.
My aunty, who is now about 74, was with the MPAJA for more than 3 years.
She did not go back to the jungle when the emergency started because she
got married after the war.
> The injured members of the force came out of their
> jungle hideout and seek treatment in the clinic in this town. The
> lady doctor Kathigesu who treated them was apprehended and tortured by
> the Japanese soldiers. She did not give away any of her patients and
> was later decorated by the British for her bravery after the war
My aunty told me that she knew this Indian lady doctor who was tortured to
death by the Japanese. Dr Kathigesu's Hakka name was You Loy-De. During
the flim shooting my aunty was there for one day giving a little bit of
advice on the make-up. My aunty was born and grew up in Papan.
> Papan is practically a dead town with a few shop houses still standing
> The building that housed the old clinic is still standing.
Yes, that shop house is still there, my anuty said.
She told me more about herself as a MPAJA.