The Forgotten Highlander

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The Forgotten Highlander

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Title: The Forgotten Highlander

Author: Alastair Urquhart

Publisher: Abacus

Date: 2011

ISBN: 9780349122571

Pages: 312

Product Description

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.

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Publisher: Abacus
Product Code: 9780349122571
Weight: 0.3kg