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Survivor on the River Kwai: the incredible story of life on the Burma Railway

Survivor on the River Kwai: the incredible story of life on the Burma Railway

Twigg, Reg, 1913-2013, author

February 1942. A young British soldier is caught up in the worst defeat in the history of the British Army, the fall of Singapore. Reg Twigg spends the next three years in hell, moving from jungle camp to jungle camp and building the Burma Railway for the all-conquering Japanese. Beaten, tortured, starving and forced to watch his comrades die, Reg fights for his survival, stealing from his captors, trapping animals and even making his own tobacco. 'Survivor on the River Kwai' is Reg's story - his pain, his triumphs and even his forgiveness

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Penguin Books, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Reg Twigg
ISBN: 024196511X, 9780241965115
Note: Originally published: London: Viking, 2013.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiv, 317 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Twigg, Reg, 1913-2013.; Warfare and Defence.; World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, British.; World War, 1939-1945 Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.; Prisoners of war Great Britain.; Prisoners of war Thailand.