Healing in Hell
The Memoirs of a Far Eastern POW Medic
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
192 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in, 16pp B & W plates
- October 2023
Illnesses such as dysentery, malaria, avitominosis, cholera and smallpox had to be treated with minimal or no medicines. Starvation was a fact of life.
The author was frequently moved around and in 1945 took part in a march of many hundreds of miles which inevitably proved fatal to many of his fellow POWs.
Liberation and repatriation are movingly described as, most significantly, is the whole process of settling back into normal life after so long in captivity of the worst kind.
Healing in Hell is an exceptional account that demands reading.