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Survivor on the River Kwai : the incredible story of life on the Burma Railway

Author: Reg Twigg
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Reg Twigg was called up in 1940 and expected to fight Germans. Instead, he was sent to Singapore just before it fell to the Japanese. For three years he was held in camps along the Kwai river, building the infamous Burma railway for the Imperial Army. Tens of thousands died, succumbing to malaria, cholera, malnutrition, heatstroke, lethal snakes and river floods. But Reg ingenuously turned to the deadly jungle for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives, British
Named Person: Reg Twigg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reg Twigg
ISBN: 9780241965115 024196511X 0670922781 9780670922789
OCLC Number: 866583478
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: by Reg Twigg.

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Reg Twigg spends the next three years in hell, moving from jungle camp to jungle camp and building the Burma Railway for the all-conquering Japanese. He was a risk taker whose survival strategies  Read more...

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One of the finest accounts yet of life in the jungle PoW camps, at once humbling, heartwarming and enraging -- Allan Mallinson * The Times *

 
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