The author recounts his experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war, explains how Dr. Henri Hekking helped him survive the ordeal, and describes the impact of the war on his life
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In World War II, to move materials and troops from Japan to Burma by avoiding the perilous sea route around the Malay Peninsula, the Japanese military built a railroad through the jungles of Thailand and Burma at great human cost to its prisoner laborers. As part of this starved and beaten force, POW Charles met a Dutch doctor who saved many lives through courage and ingenuity. This book deals primarily with that doctor, born and raised in Indonesia, and Charles's observations of his exploits. Over 100,000 people died building the railroad, and along with it, the famous bridge on the River Kwai. An effective addition to the history of this tragedy. Mel D. Lane, Sacramento
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Book Description Eakin Pr, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110890156476
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Book Description Eakin Pr, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0890156476