First published in 1946, this is the story of life in Japanese prisoner-of-war camps and working on the notorious Burma-Thailand Railway. The author captures the spirit of men who found courage, loyalty and even optimism in the midst of the horror and deprivation of the grimmest of conditions.
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Rohan Rivett (1917—1977) studied at the Universities of Melbourne and Oxford before joining the Argus newspaper in 1939 as a journalist. He was a war correspondent in Singapore when it fell to the Japanese in 1942, and survived as a prisoner-of-war for more than three years. Rivett returned to journalism after the war and later became a director of News Limited and a director of the International Press Institute, Zurich. He published several non-fiction books and a biography of his father.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140149252