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The Forgotten Highlander: One Man's Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East

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The Forgotten Highlander: One Man's Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East

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The Forgotten Highlander: One Man's Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East by Alistair Urquhart
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Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders captured by the Japanese in Singapore. He not only survived working on the notorious Bridge on the River Kwai , but he was subsequently taken on one of the Japanese 'hellships' which was torpedoed. Nearly everyone else on board died and Urquhart spent 5 days alone on a raft in the South China Sea before being rescued by a whaling ship. He was taken to Japan and then forced to work in a mine near Nagasaki. Two months later a nuclear bomb dropped just ten miles away …This is the extraordinary sotyr of a young men, conscripted at nineteen and whose father was a Somme Veteran, survived not just one, but three close encounters with death - encounters which killed nearly all his comrades.

Author Biography

Alistair Urquhart is now 90 (and is the last surviving member of the Scottish regiment the Gordon Highlanders) and teaches computer skills to OAPs in Scotland
Release date Australia
March 4th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Little, Brown
Pages
320
Dimensions
152x233x28
ISBN-13
9781408702123
Product ID
3874668

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