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.....but not forgotten.,
This review is from: Missing Believed Killed (Hardcover)
John Baxter may not have had to work on the 'railway of death', but that makes his account of being a FEPOW no less dramatic or heart rending. Virtually abandoned by the government, the army in the Far East was left to the mercy (mercy?) of the Japanese. He spent years being moved around at the behest of a brutal regime finally ending up in a coal mine in Japan. There is almost a sense of relief at the end as Baxter and his fellow prisoners find a camp of barely living Chinese prisoners and realise that things could have been worse. What he went through is beyond the widest nightmares of those of us who are only reading about it, but it is a story that both needed to be told and more importantly, needs to be read, if only so that this account of inhumanity and survival against the odds can never be forgotten.