The construction of the Burma-Thailand railway is one of the most extraordinary stories of World War II. 13,000 Allied prisoners of war and 70,000 Asian conscripts died as slaves to build the railway. With primitive tools and no regard for human life, the Imperial Japanese Army thrust the railway over 400 kilometres through one of the most rugged and pestilence-ridden areas in the world, in the incredibly short span of 12 months. The cost was a life for every sleeper laid over its most difficult sections. Hugh V.Clarke, a survivor, makes use of documents, first-hand reports and photographs, many of which have never been published. Some photographs were taken by a Japanese surveyor during construction. Others show what remains of that effort and agony after four decades. All bear witness to the immensity of the exercise and its cost.
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Book Description Unwin Hyman, 1987. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP22156721
Book Description Unwin Hyman, 1987. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96452366
Book Description Allen and Unwin, London, 1988. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Reprint. Hardback in dust jacket , near fine book in near fine dust jacket. Book has no inscriptions , no rolling or spine lean in jacket that is not faded , no tears , not price-clipped, one corner pushed , not an ex-library copy . All orders are sent well protected . We are a full time Independent bookseller established in 1999. Bookseller Inventory # 88847507
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Near fine copy in hardcover with near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket is yellowed at top edge. Shelf-wear to bottom. 113pp Square 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 020307
Book Description Allen & Unwin,, Australia, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Neat white label hides (probably) previous owner's name. Unworn and clean cream cloth boards. DJ beginning to roll up at the edges and has a couple of creases to front and back. 13 thousand prisoners of war, British, Australian, Dutch and American and an estimated 70 thousand Asian civilian labourers died during the construction of this bridge. One life for every sleeper. Bookseller Inventory # 005437
Book Description Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1986. Hard Cover Fine. Book Condition: near-Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near Fine. First Edition. The sad record of Australian and other POWs obliged by their Japanese captors in WW2 to build a railway through the wild, precipitous jungle terrain between Thailand and Burma - 400 kilometres. Thirteen thousand Allied prisoners and 70,000 Asian conscripts died doing so. 87 photos, some from Japanese sources & 3 maps. Two flaws: base of spine shelf-rubbed; and along top of the DW a width of 1-and-a-half cm has been very slightly sunned. otherwise volume virtually As New. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Review Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001940
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. A good copy but with more than minor wear. For non-UK items of 1.5 kg or more may require an additional shipping charge. Ex-library copy. Bookseller Inventory # HBS-00264398-B
Book Description Allen and Unwin Australia, Sydney, Australia, 1988. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Reprint. Very nice copy of this uncommon pictorial history of the Burma-Thailand Railway, immortalised in the film 'Bridge on the River Kwai'. The POW's who worked on the railway died like flies (70,000 in all, hence the title. Written by a survivor, using Japanese survey photographs and later pictures. Clean tight copy vf33 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 014735
Book Description Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1988. Hardback. Reprint. Small Quarto Size [approx 23.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. xxii, 114 pages This account of the construction of the Burma-Thailand (Siam) railway makes use of documents, first-hand reports and photographs, many of then never before published. Bookseller Inventory # 280647
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1988, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. Good+/Good+. Ex-Library. 114 pages, 3rd impression. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 001521