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The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East By Alistair Urquhart

The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East
by Alistair Urquhart

* An extraordinary and moving tale by an ex-POW and last surviving member of the Gordon Highlanders regiment that was captured by the Japanese in Singapore, out now in paperback

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The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East Summary


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 story 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.

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GOR002667507
The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East
Alistair Urquhart
Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2011-04-14
320
0349122571
9780349122571
Short-listed for Independent Booksellers Award 2011 (UK)
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