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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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9 of 9 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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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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6 of 6 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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4 of 4 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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5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating insight 6 July 2014
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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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4 of 4 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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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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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 Excellent
shocking at times but well written; ultimately a great read. An emotionally charged tale men overcoming severe inhumanity and adversity. real heros
Published 19 hours ago by Sean
3.0 out of 5 stars intresting
A good account of the railway building by POWS in Japan during WWII
Published 7 days ago by C. Lincoln
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read.
Published 10 days ago by Mr. R. C. G. Brierley
5.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking
An insight into the terrible privations suffered by Prisoners of war subject to the whims of the Japanese. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Penny brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty honest account
I read this story whilst visiting Kancherbri. I can honestly say this book bought what I was seeing to life and increased my admiration for those captured ten fold. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Garrie Owens
5.0 out of 5 stars and it was hell
excellent book the reader can almost feel the pain he endured, the conditions the prisoners existed in was horrific, there is a film of this book and I will go to see it, but... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Doreen Shepherd
3.0 out of 5 stars average reading
spends to much time telling how the officers were treated my father died on the railway and books ive read tells how the ratings was treated dissapointed
Published 23 days ago by Brian Wadeson
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written
I bought this kindle book for 49p reduced from 25 pounds. Surprised to find it for sale for full price elsewhere. Brilliant piece of history. Read more
Published 27 days ago by mark gogerty
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book about a terrible time in history even harder ...
Excellent book about a terrible time in history even harder to imagine how these brave men survived such a horific place
Published 1 month ago by roysie
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