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The will to survive : three and a half years as a prisoner of the Japanese

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The will to survive : three and a half years as a prisoner of the Japanese
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The will to survive
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three and a half years as a prisoner of the Japanese
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eng
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Taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore in 1942, Arthur Godman spent the next three and a half years on the Burma- Siam railway, living in camps along the River Kwai. Like other POW's, he experienced disease and malnutrition and witnessed the painful deaths of many of his comrades. Yet somehow he retained his sense of humour and perspective, recalling, among the casual cruelties inflicted by the Japanese, small acts of kindness between guards and prisoners which enabled him to retain his faith in humanity. In order to survive he attempted to achieve a relationship with his captors based on their common experience of adversity, learning Thai, teaching bridge and stealing food. The Will to Survive gives the reader a glimpse of the terrifying world of the PoW and includes pictures by another famous captive Ronald Searle
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1916-
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Godman, Arthur
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1920-2011
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  • Searle, Ronald
  • Meninsky, Philip
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  • Godman, Arthur
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
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The will to survive : three and a half years as a prisoner of the Japanese
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Originally published: Staplehurst: Spellmount, 2002
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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26284959
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24 cm.
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160 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780752449807
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations, maps
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  • (Sirsi) 26284959
  • (Sirsi) 26284959
Label
The will to survive : three and a half years as a prisoner of the Japanese
Publication
Note
Originally published: Staplehurst: Spellmount, 2002
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26284959
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
160 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780752449807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 26284959
  • (Sirsi) 26284959

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