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A Flower in the Fall: The Torture, Testimony and Triumph of Elizabeth Choy...

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During the Japanese Invasion of Singapore, Elizabeth Choy acquired the nickname "Gunner Choy". During the Fall of Singapore, in 1942, the Choys set up a canteen at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The couple helped the 50.000 prisoners-of-war interned in Changi Prison, by passing to them cash and parcels containing fresh clothing, medicine and letters during their deliveries. They incurred further risk by sending in radio parts for hidden receivers until the Japanese crackdown. They were eventually arrested, imprisoned and subjected to torture. Elizabeth Choy was stripped, severely beaten and electrocuted by the Kempaitei at the YMCA, Orchard Road. She survived the ordeal by sheer strength of willpower and a moral duty to fight for a cause she was willing to die for. Her husband, Choy Khun Heng, was also tortured and interned at Outram Jail for 2 years. Both received an OBE from the Queen for their compassion and acts of kindness towards the Allied Forces.

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