No Mercy from the Japanese:
A Survivor's Account of the Burma Railway and the Hellships 1942-1945
19 Nov 2008
This Book is Used/Read:
Used, Book May Have Damage to Edges, Corners, Sides, Pages, Spine or Covers from Reading.Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military; 1st edition (19 Nov. 2008)
By the laws of statistics, John Wyatt should not be here today to tell his story. He firmly believes that someone somewhere was looking after him during those four years. Examine the odds stacked against him and his readers will understand why he holds this view. During the conflict in Malaya and Singapore, his regiment lost two-thirds of its men. More than three hundred patients and staff in the Alexandra Military Hospital were slaughtered by the Japanese - he was one of the few survivors still alive today. Twenty-six percent of British soldiers slaving on the Burma Railway died. More than fifty men out of around six hundred died aboard the Asaka Maru and the Hakasan Maru. Many more did not manage to survive the harshest Japanese winter of 1944/45, the coldest in Japan since record began. John's experiences make for the most compelling and graphic reading. The courage, endurance, and resilience of men like him never cease to amaze.