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A compelling historical document,
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This review is from: Prisoner of Japan: A Personal War Diary, Singapore, Siam & Burma 1941-1945 (Paperback)
What I found most impressive about this diary, which covers the three years the author spent in Japanese camps, is the maturity and independence of thought shown by a man in his mid-twenties. Free of the nationalism he condemns in his fellow officers, he describes the psychological and military catastrophe of the Fall of Singapore in the most uncompromising detail, and we witness the courage with which men survived the harsh conditions of wartime camps using all possible means at their disposal.