The Hard Way: Surviving Shamshuipo POW Camp 1941-45

Ebbage, Major John

Published by The History Press, 2011
ISBN 10: 0752460641 / ISBN 13: 9780752460642
Used / Trade Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Softcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear to wraps. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
2.5 avg rating
(4 ratings)

Synopsis: The diary of the inhabitant of a notorious POW camp reveals shocking breaches of the Geneva convention while highlighting the incredible ingenuity and resourcefulness of Allied soldiers Major Vic Ebbage was a Colonel with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, serving in Hong Kong in 1941, when his garrison was attacked by the Japanese Army. He was captured and taken prisoner to the notorious Hong Kong death camp, Shamshuipo, where he was held from December 30, 1941 to August 1945. His story is an extraordinary one of survival against all the odds, as well as a story of how a group of men worked together to improve conditions in the camp for their fellow prisoners. They were offered nothing by their captors but the constant command to "improvise," which they learned to do by recycling salvaged materials into everything from homemade nails, cooking pots, and plates, to surgical instruments, beds, and nesting boxes. His diary demonstrates how individuals can work together in an almost unimaginable adversity to improve life for their fellow people, and how imagination and innovation can flourish in even the worst conditions. This story is a model of care, humanity, and inventiveness.

About the Author: Andrew Robertshaw is a museum curator, military historian, author, and broadcaster. He has written five books about aspects of military history, including Somme 1 July 1916 and is a subject matter expert for the British army. He has hosted several shows on World War I for the BBC.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Hard Way: Surviving Shamshuipo POW Camp ...
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ebbage, Major John
Published by The History Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0752460641 ISBN 13: 9780752460642
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The History Press, 2011. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP80463665

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ebbage, Major John
Published by The History Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0752460641 ISBN 13: 9780752460642
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The History Press, 2011. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91924290

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ebbage, Major Victor Stanley
Published by The History Press Ltd (2011)
ISBN 10: 0752460641 ISBN 13: 9780752460642
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Greener Books
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The History Press Ltd, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # 2715763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Major Victor Stanley Ebbage MBE BEM
Published by The History Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0752460641 ISBN 13: 9780752460642
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Anybook Ltd.
(Lincoln, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The History Press, 2011. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. , 400grams, ISBN:9780752460642. Bookseller Inventory # 6827837

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.85
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ebbage, Major Victor Stanley (edit Andrew Robertshaw).
Published by Spellmount. (2011)
ISBN 10: 0752460641 ISBN 13: 9780752460642
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cambridge Rare Books
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Spellmount., 2011. Book Condition: Very Good. First. Softback. Book: Very Good. 7.5x5. 284pp. Some b/w plates. Bookseller Inventory # 1901891

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.72
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

BEM, Major Victor Stanley Ebbage MBE
Published by The History Press (1111)
ISBN 10: 0752460641 ISBN 13: 9780752460642
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description The History Press, 1111. Paperback. Book Condition: Acceptable. All of our books without an ISBN number (normally pre-1970 in date) are described individually in detail. Books with an ISBN number (this one included) are all offered for sale in a reasonable condition or better: some may be in very good, near fine, or fine condition. If the condition is critical to your decision to purchase, then please contact us and we will let you know our view of its condition. If the book is extremely heavy, we will need to contact you before completion of purchase to advise you of extra postage costs. Bookseller Inventory # 32777

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 9.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.33
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Major John Ebbage; Andrew Andrew Robertshaw
Published by The History Press
ISBN 10: 0752460641 ISBN 13: 9780752460642
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description The History Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2360631

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ebbage, Major John
Published by The History Press
ISBN 10: 0752460641 ISBN 13: 9780752460642
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The History Press. Book Condition: Brand New. Ships from USA. FREE domestic shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 0752460641

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ebbage, John/ Robertshaw, Andrew (Editor)
Published by History Pr Ltd (2011)
ISBN 10: 0752460641 ISBN 13: 9780752460642
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description History Pr Ltd, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 288 pages. 7.64x4.88x0.87 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0752460641

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.72
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Major John Ebbage, Andrew Robertshaw (Editor)
Published by The History Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0752460641 ISBN 13: 9780752460642
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The History Press, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0752460641

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 7 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book