In the Shadow of Death: The Memoir of a Prisoner of War on the Burma Railway

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    Idris Taff James was a driver in the Royal Army Service Corps and one of the thousands of young British soldiers taken prisoner by the Japanese in early 1942. He was ordered to become a medic by his Company Commander, who must have been a very shrewd judge of character. His account of the conditions and suffering endured by his fellow prisoners and himself makes for the most extraordinary and disturbing reading.Taff suffered from dysentery, malaria, beri beri and cholera but, unlike so many, he survived.His description of the courage of his fellow captives and, regrettably, the failings of some in authority, give grounds for serious thought. If you only read one book by a POW of the Japanese, this is the one.

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    Number of Pages: 224
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9781844152469
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    Listed in: Asian history, Second World War, Prisoners of war
    Publisher: Leo Cooper Ltd

    Books by Idris Barwick

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