Vivian Bullwinkel

Australia, 1988

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Episode of Series “Willesee’s Australians”.
Vivian Bullwinkle was a volunteer nurse during the Second World War. While being evacuated from Singapore the ship on which she was travelling sank. The small group of survivors washed ashore surrendered to the Japanese occupying Banka Island. In a horrific turn of events Japanese troops bayoneted the surviving soldiers and ordered the nurses back into the water. Bullwinkle was shot but miraculously survived. Bleeding and in a state she drifted ashore and hid in the jungle. Discovering a badly wounded British soldier she realised the only chance of survival was to again surrender to the Japanese soldiers.



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