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Railway of Hell: A Japanese POW's Account of War, Capture and Forced Labour [Kindle Edition]

Reginald Burton (LtCol)
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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A young captain in the Royal Norfolk Regiment, Reggie Burton was wounded in the closing stages of the disastrous defense of Malaya and Singapore. He vividly, yet calmly and with great dignity, describes the horror of captivity at the hands of the Japanese. After initial confusion, the true nature of their captors emerged as, increasingly debilitated, the POWs were forced into backbreaking work. This was only a taste of what was to come. Following a horrific journey in overcrowded cattle trucks, Burton and his dwindling band of colleagues were put to work building the notorious Burma Railway. Somehow he survived to tell this moving and shocking story.



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About the Author

Having survived his ordeal, Reggie Burton served on in the Army until retiring. He now lives in Newton Abbott.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 473 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword (5 Jan. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CLEAPH6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,594 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving and Insightful 23 April 2014
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As a person whose great uncle was in the same regiment and died at 23 during the building of the railway it has allowed me to get a better and more complete understanding of what Allied pow`s went through.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating insight 6 July 2014
By Jayne
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This is the first book I have ever read about a Japanese pow. It was a captivating read and I hav learnt a lot about this particular period of time. Many lessons can be learnt from this atrocity and I pray it never happens again. Thankyou to the author for sharing his experiance as well as his honesty.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 5 Jun. 2014
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a much better story than the railway man. a really graphic account of hell on the burma railway at the hands of the japanese
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Railway of Hell 18 Mar. 2014
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This is an excellent book for anyone who likes true stories and mans ability to survive the horrors of captivity under brutal regimes.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT BOOK 2 Nov. 2013
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AS WE ARE COMING AROUND AGAIN TO REMEMBERANCE SUNDAY I SUGGEST YOU READ THIS ACCOUNT OF HIS POW YEARS AND YOU WILL THEN SEE WHY ITS SO IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE MEMORIES ALIVE
THEY FOUGHT SO WE COULD BE FREE
EXCELLENT BOOK
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT BOOK 10 Feb. 2014
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MY DAD WAS A PRISONER OF WAR ON THE RAILROAD AND ALL THE STORIES WRITTEN ARE TRUE - NO ONE THAT WAS NOT THERE COULD UNDERSTAND THE HORRORS AND BRUTALITY ENDURED - WELL WRITTEN FROM THE HEART
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 7 Mar. 2014
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How these men survived such brutal conditions is humbling.....I would love to know that the men who survived lived a long and happy life - they certainly deserve it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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A very clear account of the privations suffered by the POWs at the hands of their Japanese captors and of the strength and courage needed to face them. I knew these men were brave - I now understand how how very brave they were. A well written book that must leave much to the imagination at times for fear of utter revulsion. I was near to tears on occasion.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This was a very informative story, the hell these men went through, every body should read this book to know what they went through
Published 4 days ago by denzil
4.0 out of 5 stars Update of The road to Three Pagodas
I had read the previous version many years ago "The road to Three Pagodas". this is an updated version by the author but it is difficult to know what is new in the book,... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars easy to understand
Good book well described and easy to understand the descriptions were good and the writer did not go into long winded descriptions
Published 9 days ago by lucyloo
5.0 out of 5 stars Still reading through, my late uncle was in Changi ...
Still reading through, my late uncle was in Changi but he never spoke about it,I now understand why. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Doreen
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Riveting story but not too graphic
Published 11 days ago by Robert Oliphant
3.0 out of 5 stars Read several book on this subject, felt he described ...
Read several book on this subject, felt he described well, but I didnt pick up the sheer horror of it all from his writing. sorry, as i realize what he went through.
Published 16 days ago by Exmouth Star
4.0 out of 5 stars a powerful account.
A powerful and no doubt accurate account of how it was and how some POWs surprisingly managed to survive it all.
Published 17 days ago by Niki wraight
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good
Published 20 days ago by roy turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read.
Published 28 days ago by tich
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Reading
Gripping story which makes you realise just what they suffered in order that we may have freedom and a better life
Published 28 days ago by Pauline Clark
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