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Surviving The Sword: Prisoners of the Japanese 1942-45 Paperback – 2 Feb 2006

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus; New Ed edition (2 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0349119376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349119373
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 290,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Brian MacArthur has made a significant contribution to the literature of the war in the Far East, which is still much less known to us than the matching struggle in Europe (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)

MacArthur does justice to these men. He lays bare the horrors, so awful that, reading of them, one is amazed that there were any survivors. But he also pays tribute to the courage the vast majority showed in their determination not to die, and especially (Allan Massie, TIMES)

Commendably, in this first essay into military history, he has allowed the voices of these veterans of the Far East Prisoners of War Association to speak to us directly across the 60-year void; they echo from the mouth of a tropical hell with an awful eloquence . . . a deeply moving read (John Crossland, SUNDAY TIMES)

Brian MacArthur's compelling story of the extraordinary suffering of British, Australian, Dutch and American prisoners of the Japanese provides excruciating detail . . . the capacity of men to inflict misery on each other is almost balanced by their abil (TLS)

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* Magisterial history of the Japanese prisoner-of-war experience, a gut-wrenching narrative that resonates to this day.

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