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Prisoner of the Turnip Heads: Horror, Hunger and Humour in Hong Kong, 1941-45 [Hardcover]

George Wright-Nooth , Mark Adkin
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July 1994
Some of those who suffered at the hands of the Japanese during World War II and have subsequently written of their experiences are at pains to say they bear no grudge. George Wright-Nooth is not cast in that mould. He was a trainee Colonial Police officer studying for his Chinese-language exams when the Japanese invaded Hong Kong, and was to spend the next four years incarcerated in a prison camp. He kept a diary which remained undiscovered, and from which extracts form much of this first-hand account of suffering and brutality during the terrible years of the Japanese occupation.

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd; 1st Edition edition (July 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0850524156
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850524154
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 17.1 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,050,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Eyewitness 8 Dec 2003
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George Wright-Nooth's book is a clear, honest, and interesting account of life for civilians in captivity for three and a half years at Stanley Camp in Hong Kong. I know. I was there (although just a child with his mother). My memories and her stories were brought to life again by this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars better than a 10 18 Mar 1998
By Philip Morais - Published on
I am english and third generation Hong Konger, I bought the book to find out more about what my grandfather went through. The book moved me in the hardest way. I thought that it was one of the best history books that I have read so far in the last two years.
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