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The Colonel of Tamarkan : Philip Toosey and the bridge on the river Kwai

Author: Julie Summers
Publisher: London ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alec Guinness won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the dogmatic but brittle commanding officer in David Lean's film "The Bridge on the River Kwai". While a brilliant performance, it owed more to fiction than fact, as the man who actually commanded the POWs ordered to build the infamous bridges -- there were in fact two: one wooden, one concrete -- was cut from very different cloth. Lieutenant Colonel Philip  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Summers, Julie.
Colonel of Tamarkan.
London ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005
(OCoLC)60837990
Named Person: Philip Toosey; Philip Toosey
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Summers
ISBN: 9781471152948 1471152944
OCLC Number: 609408690
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Julie Summers.

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This title tells the story of the man who was really in charge of the construction of the infamous bridge on the river Kwai, by his granddaughter.  Read more...

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