hell on the Burma railway
The author's true story of life as a prisoner of war during WWII, including the hell of his days on the notorious Burma-Thailand railway, is brutal in its honesty, haunting in its realism.
Rivett, a journalist in Singapore when it fell to the Japanese in 1942 recounts the exhilaration and fear as he and others escaped south, across the treacherous Bangka Strait, to Indonesia. But freedom was short-lived; soon Rivett was just one of thousands of Japanese POWs struggling for existence. The struggle was to last more than three years.
There is no doubt about the suffering endured, yet this powerful story is filled with the Australian's will to survive and their unassailable spirit in the face of the most callous inhumanity.
400 pp - Paperback - Published 2003 (REPRINT FROM 1946)
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