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This is the title of a book which is a fitting tribute to Sabah's World War II heroes.

The book, authored by Australian historian Lynette Silver, details the true grit, valour and sacrifices of the heroes who helped the Allied Forces during the Japanese Occupation.

'Blood Brothers' was today launched jointly by Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Peter Pang En Yin and Australia Governor-General Quentin Bryce AC.

According to Silver, the book served as a note of thanks to the people of Sabah who played a major part during World War Two.

This included helping Allied Forces prisoners-of-war (PoWs), comprising soldiers from as far away as Australia and Britain.

She said she decided to write the book on Sabah's World War II heroes when she attended the opening of the Sandakan Memorial Park in 1999.

There, she met local warriors Chin Chee Kong and Joseph Wong who were sitting unassumingly in a corner.

"No reference was made to them and I felt this was a shame as I knew they (Chin and Wong) were involved in helping to fight the war.

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