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Railway of Hell: A Japanese POW's Account of War, Capture and Forced Labour by [Burton (LtCol), Reginald]
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About the Author

Having survived his ordeal, Reggie Burton served on in the Army until retiring. He now lives in Newton Abbott.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 637 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword (19 Jun. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CLEAPH6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 119 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,664 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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AS WE ARE COMING AROUND AGAIN TO REMEMBERANCE SUNDAY I SUGGEST YOU READ THIS ACCOUNT OF HIS POW YEARS AND YOU WILL THEN SEE WHY ITS SO IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE MEMORIES ALIVE
THEY FOUGHT SO WE COULD BE FREE
EXCELLENT BOOK
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As a person whose great uncle was in the same regiment and died at 23 during the building of the railway it has allowed me to get a better and more complete understanding of what Allied pow`s went through.
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This is the first book I have ever read about a Japanese pow. It was a captivating read and I hav learnt a lot about this particular period of time. Many lessons can be learnt from this atrocity and I pray it never happens again. Thankyou to the author for sharing his experiance as well as his honesty.
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MY DAD WAS A PRISONER OF WAR ON THE RAILROAD AND ALL THE STORIES WRITTEN ARE TRUE - NO ONE THAT WAS NOT THERE COULD UNDERSTAND THE HORRORS AND BRUTALITY ENDURED - WELL WRITTEN FROM THE HEART
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a much better story than the railway man. a really graphic account of hell on the burma railway at the hands of the japanese
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A very clear account of the privations suffered by the POWs at the hands of their Japanese captors and of the strength and courage needed to face them. I knew these men were brave - I now understand how how very brave they were. A well written book that must leave much to the imagination at times for fear of utter revulsion. I was near to tears on occasion.
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This is an excellent book for anyone who likes true stories and mans ability to survive the horrors of captivity under brutal regimes.
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What an excellent read. I'm approx. half way through. If time allowed, i would've read it in one sitting. The unbelievable treatment, and torture of the brave troops is barbaric, and brutal. How they managed to survive years in such conditions, we'll never know. Diseases, malnutrition, next to no medical treatments, vicious guards beating , and murdering soldiers. It's truly amazing any men survived. Even at their worst times, a soldier would make a joke, then there would be laughing. How it was possible to keep their spirits up and carry on, only they knew, as we will never comprehend what they went through. Wow. A definite must read.
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