You'll Die in Singapore: The True Account of One of the Most Amazing POW Escapes in WWII
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BeschreibungWith sixteen other POWs, author Charles McCormac broke out from his POW camp in Japanese-occupied Singapore and began a two-thousand-mile escape from Singapore, through the jungles of Indonesia to Australia. The POWs escape took a staggering five months and only two out of the original seventeen men survived. This is McCormacs compelling true account of one of the most horrifying and amazing escapes in World War Two. It is a story of courage, endurance and compassion, and makes for a very gripping read.
PortraitCharles McCormac was born in England and educated in Australia before joining the RAF at the age of 18. He fought in WWII, was captured and imprisoned in Singapore and was one of only two men to survive a dramatic five-month great escape. Upon returning to Britain, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He passed away in 1985 at the age of 70.
Pressestimmen'An amazing story!' Library Journal, USA 'An amazing tale of hardship and endurance that reads like a thriller. It is hard to believe that it is a true story' The Asian Review of Books, Hong Kong
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MONSOON BOOKS PTE
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2005
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten