One for Every Sleeper - Jeffery EnglishRobert Hale, 1989, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.
Illustrated with B&W photographs. First written in note form on stolen lavatory-paper, this is the harrowing eyewitness account of 400 British prisoners of war put to work on the Burma to Siam railway. Jeffery English was a major in the ‘N’ Corps Signals Regiment when he and his men were captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore. The author was among 3,000 men of H Force who were shipped north from Changi on 8 May 1943 to begin work on the railway. Their job was to excavate cuttings, using the most primitive of tools. The prisoners were half starved, ridden with malaria, cholera and dysentery, and frequently beaten with bamboo canes for not working hard enough: the death rate was horrendous. (Of the author’s own squad of 400 only ninety-eight eventually survived.) The prisoners were treated with bestial cruelty, and reached the limits of human degradation.
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 205
Cover Art By: Wendy Taylor
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