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This review is from: The Colonel of Tamarkan: Philip Toosey and the Bridge on the River Kwai (Paperback)
Just one of many stories of heroism, bravery & comradeship that have come out of the second world war but what an inspiring man Toosey should be to all of us.
For those people whose only knowledge of Japanese held POW's and the Thai - Burma railway comes from David Lean's "Bridge over the river Kwai" this book should be added to your bookshelf - after being read of course!
It not only gives the reader an insight into a true, and remarkable, British Officer it also documents the conditions under which the Japanese forced the POWs to work, live and attempt to survive (sometimes not for the faint hearted).
Perhaps its not that well written as mentioned in other reviews but I did not notice. Toosey's story, and that of the men who laboured with him in the camps and on the line, is both gripping and compelling in equal measures. It is one of the few books that I can honestly say I could not put down from start to end.