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The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story Of Survival During The War In The Far East (2010)

by Alistair Urquhart(Favorite Author)
4.44 of 5 Votes: 3
Hachette Digital
review 1: Harrowing and moving story of Alistair Urquhart. Urquhart was conscripted into the British army in 1939, at the age of 19, and stationed at Fort Canning in Singapore. He was taken prisoner when the Japanese invaded the island in the Battle of Singapore, which lasted from December 1941 to February 1942. He was sent to work on the Burma Railway, built by the Empire of Japan to support its forces in the Burma campaign and referred to as 'Death Railway' because of the tens of thousands of forced labourers who died during its construction. Eye opening account of the torture and murder that took place at the hands of the Japanese.
review 2: A stunning and terrible book. It tells the story of a young man captured at Singapore by the Japanese Imperial Army and imprison
... moreed at Changi before being sent to work on the notorious Burma railway. At times it is almost impossible to comprehend the cruelty inflicted upon him and other POWs. Urquhart suffered starvation, disease and physical and mental cruelty. This is a truly dreadful story but one that everyone should know about. A great book about awful events. less
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an incredible true account of one man's time held as a POW in Japan, very moving.
amazing, truly amazing. an inspirational and unforgettable book
Hard to take at times, extremely moving. An amazing story.
An amazing book that should be required reading.
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