MEDIA RELEASE 3RD AUGUST 2011

CORRECTING AUSTRALIAN WAR TIME HISTORY
PARTS OF THE LOST DEATH MARCH TRACK IN SABAH BORNEO UNCOVERED.

The Sandakan “Death March” is the greatest single World War 2 tragedy in Australia’s History. Yet this story remains virtually unknown to so many.

Wayne Wetherall an expert trekker and passionate historian has uncovered the lost sections of the “Death March Track” of Sandakan, he has become a voice for the thousands of brave Aussie Men who never came home.

Australian prisoners were sent to Sandakan in 1942 to build an airstrip for the Japanese empire, there they were beaten, tortured, starved and murdered. Out of the 2434 brave young men incarcerated, 1787 were Australian of which only 6 escaped and survived.

The Original Death March route, lost for 60 years was opened in March 2006 however Wayne Wetherall, Managing Director of Sandakan Spirit, a company specialising in conducting historical tours is adamant he has now discovered the correct track.