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Status: PROCESSED Received: 23 Dec 13 18:17:53 Format: plain
Job: Sydney Morning Herald,26 Feb 1945 Comment: View in Trove

Processsing complete: 29 Jul 14 18:59:45 words: 284 corrections: 116

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W. H. DONALD ! RESCUED j Earlier Repon lo ¡ Bluff W. H. DONALD ! RESCUED j Earlier Repon lo s Bluff
Enero? ! OUR WAR CORRESPONDENT, JACK PERCIVAL Enero? ! OUR WAR CORRESPONDENT, JACK PERCIVAL
MANILA Fen 25-¿rnong the prisoners icscued MANILA Feb 25 arnong the prisoners rescued
st Los Baños concentration camp WPS W H Donald at Los Banos concentration camp WPS W H Donald
an Australian vhn wat. confidencial advisei an Australian who was. confidential adviser
co General- ísimo Ciiiang Kal-oneK. and his to General- same Chiang Kai-shek. and his
&ecretaiv Miss Amsie Lee When the prison camp secretary Miss Annie Lee When the prison camp
at Sento lomas w*s captuteo. norn, the Jananese at Santo Tomas was captured. from, the Japanese
^ atoij was current that Donald was among the ^ story was current that Donald was among the
prisoners r^si-ued here At that time I -«.rote prisoners resided here At that time I wrote
i a ieport stating that Donald had spent .-bout a a report stating that Donald had spent about
thice jears m Santo Tomas1 lorkin? a* a bookDinder three years in Santo Tomas looking? as a bookbinder
This tt"s true but Donald haa transfened to This it's true but Donald has transferred to
| I os Banos a feu months ocfore 'he I Americans a Los Banos a few months before he Americans
reachec Manna The îeascn foi this stor\ aoout reached Manna The reason for this story about
his, tmoiiaonment in Santo Tomas "vas to his, tmoiiaonment in Santo Tomas was to
ma\.e the Japanese believe that he w»s | out make the Japanese believe that he was out of
ot their clutches I gieeted Donald vhile ne their clutches I greeted Donald while he
"vas rid- ing o«.er Laguna de Bay in an' smohibious "was riding over Laguna de Bay in an' amphibious
tractoi The first ques. tlon he asjed wts Where tractor The first ques-. tion he asked was Where
s Madame! Chiang'' I tola him she was in New yoih. is Madame! Chiang'' I told him she was in New york.
Dontlct sala ne hpd no plans for th«, immedipts Dontlct said he had no plans for the immediate
futuie »xcept to get out of the Philippine Islands future except to get out of the Philippine Islands
and îecupei ate fiom the eftects of his Imprison- and occupied age from the effects of his imprisonment
ment Despite his ace he ia? ¡»tcod up Despite his age he is? forced up
co tne pooi met splendidlj Ii* e\prcssea the to the poor met splendidly It expresses the
gieatest gratiflcption foi the lojsltv of greatest gratification for the loyalty of
his friends who hid foi so long concealed his his friends who had for so long concealed his
identit« from the Japanese In addition to the identity from the Japanese In addition to the
civilian camp -it Ls Banos there wes also a neaiby civilian camp it Los Banos there was also a nearby
leligious cpmp in -vhich there *ere a numbai religious camp in which there were a number
of Australian priests To da« r spoke to Fatheis of Australian priests To day r spoke to Fathers
C iay loi of Nev estie and J G O'Donnell C iay lot of New estate and J G O'Donnell
of Tamworth _ of Tamworth _