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One Fourteenth Of An Elephant: A Memoir Of Life And Death On The Burma-Thailand Railway

Peek, Ian Denys
Pan Macmillan Australia
2003
ISBN: 0732911680
Pages: 520
Format: Softcover
Quantity in stock: 0

Condition: VG+ (Very Good plus)

Price: $16.00 (inc GST)

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Memoirs of an Australian prisoner-of-war after the fall of Singapore in World War II. Traces the author's capture and transportation to Thailand as part of the prisoner labour force for the Burma-Thailand railway and the three years of hardship that followed as a slave labourer. Written in present tense, the author relates his experiences moving from camp to camp, as well as his stubborn refusal to die. Includes author's note with glossary of foreign words and maps.Told in the present tense, this book is a haunting, evocative and deeply moving testimony to the suffering and the bravery of those who lived and died on the railway. Against a backdrop of inhumanity and brutality, the greatest examples of humanity encourager thrown into stark relief, as the author takes us through his daily struggle for survival. #0215/0120/0320 pp. 520, maps

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