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    The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East (CD-Audio) By (author) Alastair Urquhart, Read by David Rintoul


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    DescriptionAlistair 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.

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    The Forgotten Highlander
    My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alastair Urquhart, Read by David Rintoul
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 1
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 130 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    ISBN 13: 9781405507653
    ISBN 10: 1405507659

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, BG, HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: BM, HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    BIC subject category V2: JWXR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    DC22: 940.547252092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 87470
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1FPJ
    DC22: 940.5472
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    Thema V1.0: DNC, NHWR7, NHWL, NHF, JWXR
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPJ
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBL
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Hachette Audio
    Publication date
    04 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Alistair Urquhart is now 90 (and is the last surviving member of the Scottish regiment the Gordon Highlanders) and teaches computer skills to OAPs in Scotland
    Review quote
    A book you must read DAILY MAIL Riveting, powerful, moving OBSERVER A remarkable memoir FINANCIAL TIMES