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The Forgotten Highlander : My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East - Alistair Urquhart

The Forgotten Highlander

My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780349122571
Number Of Pages: 320

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Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders captured by the Japanese in Singapore. He not only survived working on the notorious Bridge on the River Kwai , but he was subsequently taken on one of the Japanese 'hellships' which was torpedoed. Nearly everyone else on board died and Urquhart spent 5 days alone on a raft in the South China Sea before being rescued by a whaling ship. He was taken to Japan and then forced to work in a mine near Nagasaki. Two months later a nuclear bomb dropped just ten miles away . . .

This is the extraordinary story of a young men, conscripted at nineteen and whose father was a Somme Veteran, survived not just one, but three close encounters with death - encounters which killed nearly all his comrades.

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ISBN: 9780349122571
ISBN-10: 0349122571
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1

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