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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 November 2013
Holds the readers interest all the way through, again written style that seems to be vanishing , its subject matter is that of the actual experience of the people involved in the first tense as opposed to someone writing it for the sake of writing.

The detail is fascinating and nature of the events very unusual.

Its a very different perspective on the usual escape themed books, probably what makes it so enjoyable.

Would definitely recommend it to the person who likes an adventure book, but also to the history enthusiast
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 August 2014
A very interesting book, but for me it dragged on and I found it hard going. The beginning was reasonably free flowing, but the further it went the harder it was to keep reading. I did, though, as I thought it was the least I could do when I had been reading about their persistence! Difficult to recommend because of this, but an interesting story nevertheless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 April 2014
A very interesting and captivating (no pun intended), well told. It gets a bit thin towards the end - I would have liked just a bit more detail about their life in Japan and how they eventually returned to Germany, plus perhaps a bit of an epilogue on their feelings after having arrived there.
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on 1 June 2014
I don't know if Magener wrote this in English or if it was translated for him, it doesn't matter which because the prose is poetic and the story quite gripping.

The main thrust of the story is the escape of two German civilians from an internment camp in India and their journey to freedom in Japan. The journey is covered in great detail, but the stay in Japan is covered in just a few pages. I think that's a shame, but India and Burma are wonderfully described.

Strongly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 March 2014
A really interesting read from the German . Casting a light on the psychic nature of the Japanese in war. An enthralling read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 February 2014
Loved this book, I couldn't put it down, a great adventure and view of Asia at war and of the good and bad of human nature
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on 11 February 2014
A thrilling story of two Germans interned in India who escaped and made their way across to Burma and through the front lines of both the Allies and the Japanese without being killed! It then took these two Germans another three years to get back to Germany whereas their fellow prisoners were home some two years earlier!!
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on 10 February 2014
Given the existing circumstances, the lack of information particularly with regards to the attitude and outlook of their `allies` it makes it all the more amazing that they survived - Where has this book been languishing ???? Far superior to the 'pap' of other so
called best sellers.
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on 11 June 2014
The ongoing backdrop descriptions of the areas passed through were brilliantly described. The ups and downs of survival were many and varied, the human foibles associated with just coexistence were entertaining.
Worth reading.
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on 2 January 2014
Generally I enjoyed this book but it was a bit bland. Maybe it's because we know the main protagonist survives as he has written the book! An amazing true escape story, I just found the Japanese section at the end too long.
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