In the Shadow of Death: The Memoir of a Prisoner of War on the Burma Railway (BOK)

Idris Barwick

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Idris (Taff) James was a driver in the Royal Army Service Corps and one of the thousands of young British soldiers taken prisoner by the Japanese in early 1942. He was ordered to become a medic by his Company Commander, who must have been a very shrewd judge of character. His account of the conditions and suffering endured by his fellow prisoners and himself makes for the most extraordinary and disturbing reading.Taff suffered from dysentery, malaria, beri beri and cholera but, unlike so many, he survived.His description of the courage of his fellow captives and, regrettably, the failings of some in authority, give grounds for serious thought. If you only read one book by a POW of the Japanese, this is the one.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2005 Forfatter Idris Barwick
Forlag
LEO COOPER
ISBN 9781844152469
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3cm
Vekt 649 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Elizabeth Garland Emner og form Second World War, Biography: historical, political & military, Asian history, Prisoners of war