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The Resource 1,000 days on the river Kwai, H.C. Owtram

1,000 days on the river Kwai, H.C. Owtram

Label
1,000 days on the river Kwai
Title
1,000 days on the river Kwai
Statement of responsibility
H.C. Owtram
Title variation
  • One thousand days on the river Kwai
  • A thousand days on the river Kwai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Memoirs by former prisoners of war of the Japanese invariably make for moving reading but Colonel Owtrams account of his years of captivity has a special significance. After being captured in Singapore and transported to the infamous Burma railway he was appointed the British Camp Commandant at Chungkai, one of the largest POW camps. Many ex-prisoners testified to the mental and physical courage that he showed protecting POWs from the worst excesses of their captors. Of course his account does not admit to this but what is clear is that in addition to the deprivation and hardship suffered by all POWs, the author bore heavy responsibility for those under his charge and the daily trauma of dealing with the unpredictable Japanese. It is not only the prisoners who suffered but their families at home
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Owtram, H. C
Dewey number
  • 940.5'47252'092
  • 940.5'47252'092
  • 940.547252092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Owtram, H. C
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Warfare and Defence
Label
1,000 days on the river Kwai, H.C. Owtram
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781473897809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781473897809
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
1,000 days on the river Kwai, H.C. Owtram
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781473897809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781473897809
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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      6 Wood Lane , Lonodon, W12 7BF, GB
      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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