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The forgotten highlander : my incredible story of survival during the war in the Far East / Alistair Urquhart.

By: Urquhart, Alistair, 1919-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Little, Brown, 2010Description: 312 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, ports ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781408702116 (hbk.); 1408702118 (hbk.).Subject(s): Urquhart, Alistair, 1919- | Great Britain. Army. Gordon Highlanders -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | Prisoners of war -- Japan | Prisoners of war -- Great Britain | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, BritishDDC classification: 940.5472 Summary: An extraordinary and moving tale by an ex-POW and last surviving member of the Gordon Highlanders regiment that was captured by the Japanese in Singapore. Urquhart was taken prisoner and sent to work on the Death Railway and the notorious bridge over the River Kwai. He survived starvation, cholera and the brutality of the Japanese Imperial Army, only to be packed in the rusting hold of a 'hellship' bound for Japan. Torpedoed by an American submarine, he drifted for days, close to death. When eventually recaptured, Urquhart was transported to a prison camp only eleven miles from a city called Nagasaki, where he bore witness to one of the most monentous and terrible actions of human history.
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This is the extraordinary and moving tale by an ex-POW and last surviving member of the Gordon Highlanders regiment that was captured by the Japanese in Singapore.

Includes index.

An extraordinary and moving tale by an ex-POW and last surviving member of the Gordon Highlanders regiment that was captured by the Japanese in Singapore. Urquhart was taken prisoner and sent to work on the Death Railway and the notorious bridge over the River Kwai. He survived starvation, cholera and the brutality of the Japanese Imperial Army, only to be packed in the rusting hold of a 'hellship' bound for Japan. Torpedoed by an American submarine, he drifted for days, close to death. When eventually recaptured, Urquhart was transported to a prison camp only eleven miles from a city called Nagasaki, where he bore witness to one of the most monentous and terrible actions of human history.

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