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Introducing Cowra

History buffs will be prone to various states of excitability in Cowra, a town with a unique story. In August 1944 more than 1000 Japanese prisoners attempted to break out of a prisoner-of-war camp here (231 of them died, along with four Australians). Since the war, Cowra has aligned itself with Japan and the cause of world peace. The visitor centre shows an excellent nine-minute holographic film about the breakout scene – it has been praised by Bill Bryson no less.