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5.0 out of 5 stars The Forgotten Highlander, 1 Mar. 2010
This review is from: The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East (Hardcover)
The most incredible story I have ever read. I am a former serviceman and can accept war can be hell, but Alistair's war experience went beyond imagination.
Captured by the Japanese at the surrender of Singapore, Alistair was put to work on the notorious Death railway, and the bridge over the River Kwai, in Burma. Surviving this, he was shipped to Japan, only to be torepoed by the Americans. After drifting for days he was recaptured and imprisoned at Nagasaki where he saw that city's annihilation but was unaware, that it was by the Atomic Bomb.
Alistair's letters home to his family are all typical of the ready prepared version to give the impression of a "holiday camp", where he was working for pay!
Alistair's determination is the reason he survived all the suffering, the hardship, the beatings, and the starvation to eventually write this incredible memoir.
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Initial post: 7 Mar 2010 20:52:59 GMT
R. Guest says:
I wonder if you have also read the book DEVIL AT MY HEELS by Louis Zamperini? He also spent years in a Japanese prison camp after having survived 45 days at sea. After the war, he had a very hard time forgiving his captors, and the book is not only about his war experiences, but also his troubled youth and difficulties with alcoholism. He has devoted his life to helping children that are at risk. Thank you for your review of Mr. Urguhart's book and I certainly intend to read it. Mr. Zamperini is also still with us and is now in his early 90's. Please read his book if you can. My words here in no way can convey what that man endured and was able to overcome, but his book can! Kay Guest

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2012 09:34:22 GMT
I watched a TV programme last night which told the story of this incredible man. I now intend to buy the book and I will also buy Mr. Zamperini's book as well.

What incredible characters those men were who survived this and the WWI and their stories deserve to be read so we will never again get into such a massive conflict.

It's worth remebering that war doesn't show who was right, just who is left!!!
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