In Depth

Private Colin Fleming Brien survived his own beheading and life in Changi prison after the Fall of Singapore, 1942

Emma Horn
By Emma Horn
Updated June 15 2021 - 1:43pm, first published April 17 2021 - 7:00pm
Saving Private Brien: The soldier who survived his own beheading

Though he knelt before the executioner's sword and felt the full force of its blow, Private Colin Fleming Brien survived his own beheading.

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Emma Horn

Emma Horn

Group video editor

National videographer, filmmaker, and editor. Former features and weekender writer for The Daily Advertiser. Small, quiet, and a student of the Julie Bishop School Of Staring. Usually dressed in something colourful, always snacking on something homemade. Friend to most mothers and all dogs. Got stories? Get in touch. emma.horn@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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