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TO THE KWAI-AND BACK

Searle, Ronald

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ISBN 10: 0871130734 / ISBN 13: 9780871130730
Published by Atlantic Monthly, 1986
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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192pp Illus "War Drawings 1939-1945". Bookseller Inventory # 29388

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Title: TO THE KWAI-AND BACK

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Searle, Ronald

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First American Edition

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In 1939, as an art student, Ronald Searle volunteered for the army, embarking for Singapore in 1941. Within a month of his arrival there, however, he became a prisoner of the Japanese, and after 14 months in a prisoner-of-war camp, was sent north to a work camp on the Burma Railway. In May 1944, he was sent to the notorious Changi Gaol in Singapore and became one of the few British soldiers to survive imprisonment there. Throughout his captivity, despite the risk, Ronald Searle made drawings to record his experiences. The drawings in this remarkable book were hidden by Searle and smuggled from place to place, stained with the sweat and dirt of his captivity. They are a record of one man’s war and are among the most important and moving accounts of the second World War.

About the Author:

Ronald Searle is the most acclaimed satirical graphic artist of the 20th century. He delighted millions with his creation of St Trinians and is a leading contributor to Le Monde and Life magazine, and is the author of numerous books including Illustrated Winespeak, Ronald Searle’s Non-Sexist Dictionary, Searle’s Cats, Slightly Foxed, and Something in the Cellar.

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