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25%OFFH. C. Owtram - 1,000 Days on the River Kwai: The Secret Diary of a British Camp Commandant - 9781473897809 - V9781473897809
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1,000 Days on the River Kwai: The Secret Diary of a British Camp Commandant

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Description for 1,000 Days on the River Kwai: The Secret Diary of a British Camp Commandant Hardback. .
Memoirs by former prisoners of war of the Japanese invariably make for moving reading but Colonel Owtrams account of his years of captivity has a special significance. After being captured in Singapore and transported to the infamous Burma railway he was appointed the British Camp Commandant at Chungkai, one of the largest POW camps. Many ex-prisoners testified to the mental and physical courage that he showed protecting POWs from the worst excesses of their captors. Of course his account does not admit to this but what is clear is that in addition to the deprivation and hardship ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Number of Pages
151
Place of Publication
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781473897809
SKU
V9781473897809
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Ref
99-2

About H. C. Owtram
Colonel Cary Owtram was educated at Shrewsbury School before being commissioned into the Royal Marine Artillery in 1917. He remained a member of the Territorial Army, while working in the cotton spinning industry until 1939 when he joined 137 Field Regiment RA. His war service in Malaya and captivity in Singapore and on the Burma Railway are the ... Read more

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