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Surviving The Sword

Prisoners of the Japanese 1942-45

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Surviving The Sword by Brian MacArthur
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Many of the prisoners held by the Japanese during the Second World War were so scarred by their experiences that afterwards they could not discuss them even with their families. They believed that their brutal treatment was, literally, incomprehensible. But some prisoners were determined that posterity should know how they were starved and beaten, marched almost to death or transported on 'hellships', used as slave labour - most notoriously on the Burma-Thailand railway - and how thousands died from tropical diseases. They risked torture or execution to keep secret diaries and make drawings that they hid wherever they could, sometimes burying them in the graves of lost comrades. The diaries tell of inhumanity and degradation, but there are also inspirational stories of courage, comradeship and compassion. When men have unwillingly plumbed the depths of human misery, said one prisoner, the artist Ronald Searle, they form a silent understanding of what solidarity, friendship and kindness to others can mean. The diaries and interviews with surviving prisoners drawn on in SURVIVING THE SWORD will tell a new generation about that solidarity, friendship and kindness.

Author Biography

Brian MacArthur is associate editor of THE TIMES. He was founder editor of TODAY and THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT and has been a journalist for forty years. He is the editor of three books on journalistic themes for Penguin.
Release date NZ
February 2nd, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Section: 16, b/w
Imprint
Abacus
Pages
512
Dimensions
180x203x33
ISBN-13
9780349119373
Product ID
1654270

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