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Tol massacre survivor, William Cook bayoneted eleven times
Bayoneted eleven times by the Japanese and left for dead, Private William Cook, NX56978, 36, of Bexley, was one of the few survivors of a massacre at Tol Plantation in New Britain in 1942, after the fall of Rabaul in 1942. During the bayoneting attack on Cook he feigned death and when the enemy left he washed his wounds and set out for Rabaul. When finally rescued, his only food for days had been snails and a little rice. On the right is a picture of Cook showing scars left by the bayonet wounds in Sydney, Australia.
Credit: AP Images, 450921021  Date: September 21, 1945

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