The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East (CD-Audio)
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Short Description for The Forgotten Highlander * An extraordinary and moving tale by an ex-POW and last surviving member of the Gordon Highlanders regiment that was captured by the Japanese in Singapore
- Published: 04 March 2010
- Format: CD-Audio 1 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781405507653 ISBN 10: 1405507659
- Sales rank: 112,086
Full description for The Forgotten Highlander
Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders captured by the Japanese in Singapore. He not only survived working on the notorious Bridge on the River Kwai , but he was subsequently taken on one of the Japanese 'hellships' which was torpedoed. Nearly everyone else on board died and Urquhart spent 5 days alone on a raft in the South China Sea before being rescued by a whaling ship. He was taken to Japan and then forced to work in a mine near Nagasaki. Two months later a nuclear bomb dropped just ten miles away ...This is the extraordinary story of a young men, conscripted at nineteen and whose father was a Somme Veteran, survived not just one, but three close encounters with death - encounters which killed nearly all his comrades.