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

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* 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

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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 story of a young man, conscripted at nineteen and whose father was a Somme Veteran, who survived not just one, but three very close separate encounters with death - encounters which killed nearly all his comrades.

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SKU GOR001740938
Title The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East
Author By (author) Alistair Urquhart
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 1408702118
ISBN 13 9781408702116
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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 story of a young man, conscripted at nineteen and whose father was a Somme Veteran, who survived not just one, but three very close separate encounters with death - encounters which killed nearly all his comrades.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001740938
Title The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East
Author By (author) Alistair Urquhart
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 1408702118
ISBN 13 9781408702116
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No