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When Singapore fell so ignominiously to the Japanese in February 1942, many tens of thousands of men, women and children were left to their own devices. It was truly 'every man for himself'. To stay in Singapore meant certain captivity and every probability of barbarity at the hands of the Japanese, that many tried to escape. This book tells of some of the remarkable and shocking experiences that lay in store for those who chose this option. The only way out was by sea and every sort of craft was pressed into service. Ahead lay terrible dangers; storm, shipwreck, piracy, capture by a merciless enemy, starvation and death through lack of water, to name but some. This is a shocking and inspiring book that embraces great courage, extraordinary endurance, appalling atrocities and even cannibalism. The author was one of those who made it to safety.
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Educated at Dartmouth Naval College, Geoffrey Brook made the Royal Navy his career. He served on the mighty Prince of Wales and made a daring escape from Singapore, via Sumatra and 37 days later to Ceylon in a small malay boat. He served on the Arctic convoys and in the Far East. An Olympic pentathlete he went into advertising after he left the Navy. He is the author of two other books and has written numerous articles for magazines and journals. Now retired he lives at Balcombe in Sussex.
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