The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East

The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East

Urquhart, Alistair

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Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders captured by the Japanese in Singapore. He not only survived working on the notorious Bridge on the River Kwai , but he was subsequently taken on one of the Japanese 'hellships' which was torpedoed. Nearly everyone else on board died and Urquhart spent 5 days alone on a raft in the South China Sea before being rescued by a whaling ship. He was taken to Japan and then forced to work in a mine near Nagasaki. Two months later a nuclear bomb dropped just ten miles away . . .

This is the extraordinary story of a young men, conscripted at nineteen and whose father was a Somme Veteran, survived not just one, but three close encounters with death - encounters which killed nearly all his comrades.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780349122571
BY (AUTHOR) Urquhart, Alistair
PUBLISHER : Little, Brown Book Group PUBLICATION DATE : April 14, 2011
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Abacus
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 196 mm x 126 mm
WEIGHT : 300 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies