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Based On A True Story
Based On A True Story

5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth pacific styled reggae - get it now!, 26 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Based On A True Story (Audio CD)
After hearing about this group through friends I had to check them out - a few expensive downloads later I had tickets to their concert and I haven't looked back since. This is a fantastic album from track one right through to the end.

Smooth lyrics, matched to even smoother basslines, piercing horn sections and samples adding that extra something. If you get the chance see them live, if you don't get this album. And if you like it, even just a little bit, explore some of the other brilliant music coming out of New Zealand.


The Colonel of Tamarkan: Philip Toosey and the Bridge on the River Kwai
The Colonel of Tamarkan: Philip Toosey and the Bridge on the River Kwai
by Julie Summers
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.28

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, 23 Sept. 2008
Just one of many stories of heroism, bravery & comradeship that have come out of the second world war but what an inspiring man Toosey should be to all of us.

For those people whose only knowledge of Japanese held POW's and the Thai - Burma railway comes from David Lean's "Bridge over the river Kwai" this book should be added to your bookshelf - after being read of course!

It not only gives the reader an insight into a true, and remarkable, British Officer it also documents the conditions under which the Japanese forced the POWs to work, live and attempt to survive (sometimes not for the faint hearted).

Perhaps its not that well written as mentioned in other reviews but I did not notice. Toosey's story, and that of the men who laboured with him in the camps and on the line, is both gripping and compelling in equal measures. It is one of the few books that I can honestly say I could not put down from start to end.


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