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Railway of Hell : War Captivity and Forced Labour at the Hands of the Japanese - BURTON REGINALD

Railway of Hell

War Captivity and Forced Labour at the Hands of the Japanese

Paperback Published: 20th September 2010
ISBN: 9781848842991
Number Of Pages: 224

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A young captain in the Royal Norfolk Regiment, Reggie Burton was wounded in the closing stages of the disastrous defence of Malaya and Singapore. He vividly, yet calmly and with great dignity, describes the horror of captivity at the hands of the Japanese. After initial confusion, the true nature of their captors emerged as, increasingly debilitated, the POWs were forced into back-breaking work. This was only a taste of what was to come. After a horrific journey in overcrowded cattle trucks, Burton and his dwindling band of colleagues were put to work building the notorious Burma Railway. Somehow he survived to tell this moving and shocking story. AUTHOR: Having survived his ordeal, Reggie Burton served on in the Army until retiring. SELLING POINTS: ? Fresh first hand accounts of POWs of the Japanese are becoming increasingly rare ? There is continued public interest in the plight of POWs, particularly those who worked on the Death Railway ? An extraordinary story told with feeling, yet without bitterness or rancour ? Illustrated in colour and b/w (by the famous illustrator and fellow POW Ronald Searle) ILLUSTRATIONS Illustrated *

ISBN: 9781848842991
ISBN-10: 1848842996
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th September 2010
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39