Surviving the Death Railway

Surviving the Death Railway

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Surviving the Death Railway

A POW’s Memoir and Letters from Home




Author:Hilary Custance Green
Language:English
Format:Hardcover
Dimensions:6.5" x 9.5"
Pages:280
Photos:90 black and white plates
Publisher:Pen and Sword Military
ISBN:9781473870000
Item No. 9781473870000



The ordeals of the POWs put to slave labor by their Japanese masters on the ‘Burma Railway’ have been well documented yet never cease to shock. It is impossible not to be horrified and moved by their stoic courage in the face of inhuman brutality, appalling hardship and ever-present death.While Barry Custance Baker was enduring his 1000 days of captivity, his young wife Phyllis was attempting to correspond with him and the families of Barry’s unit. Fortunately these moving letters have been preserved and appear, edited by their daughter Hilary, in this book along with Barry’s graphic memoir written after the War. Surviving the Death Railway’s combination of first-hand account, correspondence and comment provide a unique insight into the long nightmare experienced by those in the Far East and at home. The result is a powerful and inspiring account of one of the most shameful chapters in the history of mankind which makes for compelling reading.