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

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

Reginald Burton (LtCol)
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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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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: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword (23 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CLEAPH6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,227 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 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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10 of 10 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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7 of 7 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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6 of 6 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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4 of 4 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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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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By Andrew McCann TOP 500 REVIEWER
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It was interesting to note on reading this book that the author was obliged to omit much of the detail about the brutality experienced by Japanese POWs at the hands of their captors, in order to avoid offending the Japanese, when the book was first submitted to the British military establishment for clearance prior to publication in the 1960s.(The reasons for this are made abundantly clear in the text.)

A similar whitewash was evident in relation to the 1960s film of , 'The Bridge on the River Kwai,' based on Pierre Boulle's book, which did not truly represent the horrendous ordeal of those held in Japanese captivity, for similar reasons.

Having encountered various Japanese POW survivors during the course of a lifetime and gained some insight into their ordeal and the manner in which it imprinted itself on their later civilian lives, it is to Reginald Burton's credit that this book has now been published in its entirety and serves to provide a true and accurate perspective of what he and others like him went through.
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent and well written
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Enjoyed this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Railway of hell
This is probably one of the premier far east p o w records that I have read in the last 20 year's or so. Read more
Published 3 days ago by eric pitcher
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very good
Published 5 days ago by ron tooms
1.0 out of 5 stars As with Beowolf I cannot comment on this book as ...
As with Beowolf I cannot comment on this book as it has not reached my kindle, the tow were ordered at the same time.
Published 5 days ago by Granddad
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good in depth personnel account.
Very interesting personnel account of one mans horrendous life in the jungles of Burma, during WW2, as a POW with the Japs. How these guys survived they ordeal is unbelievable. Read more
Published 15 days ago by SteveE
5.0 out of 5 stars A frank account of life under the Japanese as a ...
A frank account of life under the Japanese as a prisoner in WW2. Not for the faint hearted, as some of the detail is of distressingly inhumane treatment of human beings by other... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Light Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Very true story of f young men surviving against huge odds
Amazing story of ordinary men withstanding hell on earth and living or dying by pure chance. These things happened. I know because my father was there. Read more
Published 18 days ago by whistleberry
5.0 out of 5 stars As It Happened
graphic and detailed story, horrific time for so many POW's but we need to know something of what they went through
Published 19 days ago by David Moss
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