1,000 Days on the River Kwai

The Secret Diary of a British Camp Commandant
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Published:August 1, 2017
After being captured in Singapore and transported to the infamous Burma railway Colonel Cary Owtram was appointed the British Camp Commandant at Chungkai, one of the largest POW camps. Many ex-prisoners testified to the mental and physical courage that he showed protecting POWs from the worst excesses of their captors. In addition, it is clear that Owtram bore heavy responsibility for those under his charge and the daily trauma of dealing with the unpredictable Japanese.
Recollections of his family supplement this memoir, vividly demonstrating the agony and worry experienced by family members waiting back home.
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Product Details
  • Subject: World War II
  • Hardcover : 208 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (August 1, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 1473897809
  • ISBN-13: 9781473897809
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 X 9.3 in
  • Shipping Weight: 16.8 oz
COLONEL CARY OWTRAM OBE was commissioned into the Royal Marine Artillery in 1917. His war service in Malaya and captivity in Singapore and on the Burma railway are the subject of this exceptional memoir.

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