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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, 12 Nov. 2011
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A stunningly graphic account of a living hell. I was a child after the war, so knew of those whom my mother referred to as "guests of the emperor". Yet this has opened my mind further. Even having worked with a veteran who had been one of the few to survive the horrors of the Burma railway, I have learned even more of the depravities to which their captors had sunk.

Not that I needed reassurance, but this further strengthens my view that in giving his life, 6 months before I was born, my own father (who had volunteered to fly in Bomber Command at the age of 33) had paid a worthwhile price helping rid his generation of some great evils.

Especially in this year of significant anniversary of Remembrance Day it is important to be reminded of man's inhumanity to man & of the imperative to stop these recurring atrocities. Also it is important to remember that inner strength can prevail. What an amazing, though modest gentleman. The world is the poorer without him. I'm sad that I did not know of him while there was still time to praise him directly. This book should join a list of required reading for each succeeding generation. You will not enjoy reading this work, but you will be the richer for it.
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