Railway of Hell

War Captivity and Forced Labour at the Hands of the Japanese

Reginald Burton

 
Date Published :
June 2010
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
Illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848842991
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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A young captain in the Royal Norfolk Regiment, Reggie Burton was wounded in the closing stages of the disastrous defense of Malaya and Singapore. He vividly, yet calmly and with great dignity, describes the horror of captivity at the hands of the Japanese. After initial confusion, the true nature of their captors emerged as, increasingly debilitated, the POWs were forced into backbreaking work.

This was only a taste of what was to come. After a horrific journey in overcrowded cattle trucks, Burton and his dwindling band of colleagues were put to work building the notorious Burma Railway. Somehow he survived to tell this moving and shocking story.

About The Author
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Lt Col Reginard Burtonis an author and historian.

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