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One Fourteenth of an Elephant

A Memoir of Life and Death on the Burma-Thailand Railway

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One Fourteenth of an Elephant: A Memoir of Life and Death on the Burma-Thailand Railway by Ian Denys Peek
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A memoir of life and death on the Burma-Thailand Railway. Four and a half days after being transported out of Singapore in a steel goods train in October 1942, prisoner of war Denys Peek found himself in Siam, and a part of the labour force destined for the project that was later to be known as the Thai-Burma death railway. Denys spent the duration of the war in over fifteen different work and 'hospital' camps on the railway where over 20,000 prisoners of war and uncounted slave labourers met their deaths. Told in the present tense, this is a haunting, evocative and deeply moving testimony to the suffering and the bravery of those who lived and died on the railway. Against a backdrop of inhumanity and brutality, the greatest examples of humanity and courage are thrown into stark relief, as the author takes us through a daily struggle for survival.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
Pan Australia
Pages
540
Dimensions
130x200x33
ISBN-13
9780330364638
Product ID
1665428

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