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The Jungle Journal by Frank & Ronald Williams,
This review is from: Jungle Journal: Prisoners of the Japanese in Java 1942-1945 (Paperback)
Much is known of WW2,POW experiences in the European theatre though much less of the Far East. The sheer brutality of their Japanese captors coupled with very little food, saw many prisoners perish. This is a moving account of how a young Artillery Lieutenant, Ronald Williams, survived as a POW of the Japanese in Java. During the three and a half years he spent in captivity he managed to keep a journal within which he made notes, wrote poetry and retained sketches made by his comrades, all of which were hidden from his captors. Sadly Ronald would never see his memories put into print but it is thanks to his youngest son Frank that we are able to read his remarkable account. To say it has moved me is an understatement and I can only recommend you read it for yourself.
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