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Survivor on the River Kwai

Reg Twigg

The heartbreaking story of the last survivor of the Burma Railway.

February 1942. A young British soldier is caught up in the worst defeat in the history of the British Army, the fall of Singapore.

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. Beaten, tortured, starving and forced to watch his comrades die, Reg fights for his survival, stealing from his captors, trapping animals and even making his own tobacco.

Survivor on the River Kwai is Reg's story, his pain, his triumphs and even his forgiveness.

Reg Twigg was called up to the Leicestershire Regiment in 1940. Instead of fighting Hitler however, Regg was sent to the Far East, stationed at Singapore. With the invasion of the Japanese he decided he would do everything to survive. Now 98 years old, he is the last remaining survivor of the Burma POW camps.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
23/05/2013
Category
  • Biography and Memoir
  • History
  • Politics and Current Affairs
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
Illustrations
24 pp
Extent
336
US
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Serial
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Audio (Unabridged)
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