1000 Days On River Kwai

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Memoirs by former prisoners of war of the Japanese invariably make for moving reading but Colonel Owtrams account of his years of captivity has a special significance. After being captured in Singapore and transported to the infamous Burma railway he was appointed the British Camp Commandant at Chungkai, one of the largest POW camps. Many ex-prisoners testified to the mental and physical courage that he showed protecting POWs from the worst excesses of their captors. Of course his account does not admit to this but what is clear is that in addition to the deprivation and hardship suffered by all POWs, the author bore heavy responsibility for those under his charge and the daily trauma of dealing with the unpredictable Japanese. It is not only the prisoners who suffered but their families at home.

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After being captured in Singapore and transported to the infamous Burma railway Colonel Cary Owtram was appointed the British Camp Commandant at Chungkai, one of the largest POW camps. Many ex-prisoners testified to the mental and physical courage that he showed protecting POWs from the worst excesses of their captors. In addition, it is clear that Owtram bore heavy responsibility for those under his charge and the daily trauma of dealing with the unpredictable Japanese

Recollections of his family supplement this memoir, vividly demonstrating the agony and worry experienced by family members waiting back home.

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Weight 0.472 kg
Dimensions 23.5 × 15.6 × 2 cm
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Hardback

Pages

xi, 151 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

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940.547252092 (edition:23)

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