The Forgotten Highlander

The Forgotten Highlander : My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East

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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 man, conscripted at nineteen and whose father was a Somme Veteran, who survived not just one, but three very close separate encounters with death - encounters which killed nearly all his comrades.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Abacus
  • United Kingdom
  • Digital original
  • Section: 16, b/w photos
  • 0748115102
  • 9780748115105

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OBSERVER 'A remarkable memoir' FINANCIAL TIMES A book you must read * DAILY MAIL 'Riveting, powerful, moving' *show more

About Alistair Urquhart

Alistair Urquhart is now 90 (and is the last surviving member of the Scottish regiment the Gordon Highlanders who were captured in Singapore) and teaches computer skills to OAPs in Scotlandshow more