- ISBN/SKU: 9781781590225
- Binding: Hardcover
- Era: World War II
- Number of Pages: 224
- Subject: World War II
- Date Available: November 2013
Of the tens of thousands of Allied personnel captured by the Japanese during late 1941 and early 1942 only a small number attempted to escape rather than suffer brutality, starvation and very possibly death as POWs. Escapers were Westerners in an alien, hostile land; the terrain and climate were extreme; disease was rife; their physical condition was weak; there was every chance of starvation and betrayal and, if captured, execution was a near certainty and the harshest punishment inevitable. While few succeeded these escape attempts by officers and men of the British, Commonwealth and U.S. armed forces offer an inspiring account of the human spirit.
Mark Felton teaches at Fudan University, Shanghai and is the author of The Slaughter at Sea, Japan’s Gestapo, and The Real Tenko.