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Reading this book was an emotional experience – it was utterly vivid and immediate to read the actual words spoken by those who were there in this terrible drawn out war in dreadful and inhospitable terrain against the fearsome and tenacious Japanese army. One has seen so many war movies but nothing can compare with this.
Everything is here – courage, determination, stoicism, appalling suffering, resignation, humour, the unfairness and randomness of cruel circumstance and the lasting legacy of traumatic memories and loss.
I liked the way the material was organised - it made chronological sense, and there were 'voices' that one often heard a number of times as they appeared again… Read more