The Forgotten Highlander by Alistair Urquhart

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

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.
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Hardcover

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ISBN

1408702118

Condition

Used Good

Language

English

Pages

320

Year Published

2010

Publisher

Brown Book Group, Little

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