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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
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
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Summers, Julie.
Colonel of Tamarkan.
London ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005
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.


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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