The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East (Paperback)Alistair Urquhart (author)
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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.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 129 x 197 x 31 mm
Riveting, powerful, moving * OBSERVER *
A remarkable memoir * FINANCIAL TIMES *
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I am one of those people who never read books and wait for the DVD to come out. This book has changed all that. The pain and suffering this man went through was unbelievable and how he survived some of the worst... More
“Outstandingly well written.”
Great book if you like war stories
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