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The Tub: A story of Australian POWs on the Burma-Thailand Railway
 
 

The Tub: A story of Australian POWs on the Burma-Thailand Railway [Kindle Edition]

Hugh V. Clarke
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"Mota Koi!"
Slowly Tony walked to the edge of the platform. The Jap they called Rat-face made a long speech. Patiently, Tony listened. Suddenly Rat-face kicked him violently in the stomach - a silly thing to do, Tony thought in a detached way, to a man suffering from dysentery. Bent double with pain, Tony fell against the opposite bed platform and fouled the hut. At this there were angry outcries from the other Japs, who leapt from their beds and showered kicks on the now helpless Australian. Bruised and bleeding, Tony staggered out...It had been another normal day.

First published in 1963 here were some of the reviews at the time:
“It is a POW story that deserves to go around the world. It is so distinctively Australian and generally free of hate. The whole concept and significance of the tub is astonishingly original and enlivening.”
David Rowbotham, Brisbane Courier Mail

“Through the agony on the Burma railway the galvanised tub seemed the only permanent indestructible thing.”
Pat Burgess, Sydney Sun

“The tub is ‘a symbol of the prisoners’ endurance and ingenuity.”
Gavin Long, Canberra Times

“a well written and entertaining story”
Peter Blake, Bulletin

“An uncommon symbol of faith and survival’ through an ‘ordeal which one in three POWs did not survive”.
L. Peet, West Australian

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 379 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: BWM Books (22 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070V1OTS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,162 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book 24 Feb 2014
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a very good read a lot more info into what my dad went through he was also a prisoner of war at the death railway
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5.0 out of 5 stars All Heroes 13 Dec 2013
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I did not want to put it down, a great story,what these soldiers had to put up with day by day.All these soldiers were heroes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT 14 April 2013
By bernie
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Really enjoyed the book was a bit heavy in parts. But stick with it it will grow on you brill
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By roasty
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I chose this book because I like reading non-fiction war stories I wish I hadn't bothered.

It is so defragmented one has a problem to decide whether you are on another planet.
It is beyond anything I have managed to stay with for a long time I came on more than one occasion to abandonee it.
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD YARN 13 Dec 2013
By Robbo - Published on Amazon.com
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Well written and documented story of the life of a POW. It kept me thoroughly entertained from start to finish.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Tub 11 Oct 2013
By Dapperbob - Published on Amazon.com
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It would be better if I could understand the Australian slang used. Other than that it is well written and very interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Journey 27 Feb 2013
By Ken - Published on Amazon.com
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The events in this book again, depict the incredible hardships, the Japs put human captives through. How alot of them escaped war crimes trials, is beyond comprehension.
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