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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:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1941 Philip Toosey was given command of an artillery regiment. Philip and his men soon found themselves in the battle for Singapore, and were taken prisoner after the island's fall in 1942. Phillip was then sent to Thailand to command the 'bridge camp' at Tamarkin where he was ordered to supervise the construction of two railway bridges over the river Khwae Mae Khlong.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Summers, Julie.
Colonel of Tamarkan.
London ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005
(OCoLC)609408690
Named Person: Philip Toosey; Philip Toosey; Philip Toosey; Philip Toosey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Summers
ISBN: 0743263502 9780743263504 0743263510 9780743263511
OCLC Number: 60837990
Description: xxii, 410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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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Contents: Maps - Acknowledgements - Author's notes - Prologue - The Bridge on the River Kwai: novel, film, reality - An honest beginning - Spike the guns and save the personnel - An odd and curious party - Building bridges on the Khwae Mae Kholong - Escape to the Jungle - Tamarkan Base Hospital - By the light of the bomber's moon - The Officers' mess - Clean shirts and shorts - The Captain revived epilogue: borrowed time - Appendices - Notes - Bibliography - Picture credits - Index.

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by SiegfriedSchwertner (WorldCat user on 2007-11-29)

In 1941 Philip Toosey was given command of an artillery regiment. Philip and his men soon found themselves in the battle for Singapore, and were taken prisoner after the island's fall in 1942. Phillip was then sent to Thailand to command the 'bridge camp' at Tamarkin where he was ordered to supervise the construction of two railway bridges over the river Khwae Mae Khlong. - Publisher description

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