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5.0 out of 5 stars one hell of a read!!!!!, 17 Nov 2006
This book turns into quite a page turner the absolute horror of not only having to walk 800 miles out of the jungle but being wounded by deep gashes on both ankles makes it beggar belief!!!

such a tale as this surely deserves a better title

beyond belief,and courage would do for starters
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Real Page Turner, 30 Dec 2012
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This is an excellent portrayal of one soldier struggling to survive under horrendous conditions. The formalised writing style and use of some 'old fashioned" terminology helps to position the reader during the time of the action. A great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a Journey the odds against survival were enormous, 21 April 2013
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What a fantastic story and it's true - This Man really set off on a veritable odyssey without even the bare necesities to get by with - badly wounded and not even a hat or pair of shoes. Because he so obviously had nothing he benefitted from the immumity given by his poverty of possessions He survived because he just wasn't worth the killing and the bandits who succesfully preyed on most his fellow travellers ...almost left him alone. He escaped from Rangoon and made his way all the way across Burma being hunted by the Burmese and the Japanese armed with a vital degree of boy-scout knowledge and a grim determination to get to India.....and live
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary, 13 Feb 2013
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A marvellous account of determination, endurance and training that led this young marine to make it back to the one hq he was told to make for from the jungle of Burma that was Plymouth. A very good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Read, 9 Jan 2014
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Picked up and read in 3 days the last book took. 3 Month cud not put it down what a man
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4.0 out of 5 stars Burmese Bootneck, 14 Sep 2014
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The weird thing about this book is that there is only ONE chapter, lots of paragraphs though. I like to end my reading at night looking forward to starting a new chapter, maybe that's just me though. The book is such a great read you don't really want to put it down, maybe that's why Leasor left out the chapter definitions. Not many people have a spare 5 hours in their lives.
An amazing story of one mans determination to make it home despite the denseness of the jungle, the brutality of the Japs and the bureaucracy of the British military administration.
I really don't understand why he left all the gold where he found it as he was completely impoverished and needed something to barter with.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gutsy Marine, 26 May 2014
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Bit slow to start but gets more intense as you get into it felt vey sorry for him in the end.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 23 May 2014
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A well written and fast moving story bringing home the horrors of the war in the far east and the hardships those involved had to face
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing guy!!!!, 23 Feb 2014
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I had the chance to meet this man in the later years of his life. He was a very quiet serene gentleman, and it was bittersweet to know what he had endured in his former years. An outstanding and true gentleman, it was humbling knowing what he had been through and witnessed. May he rest in eternal peace. God bless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A true story, 15 Feb 2014
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Mind I am William Doyles son in law so I am biased he was a very nice man H worked as a rigger in the steel and chemical industries after the war, He did suffer from bouts of Malaria all his life
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