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The Resource Burma Railway Man : secret letters from a japanese POW : the remarkable record of Charles Steel, a Japanese POW, by Brian Best

Burma Railway Man : secret letters from a japanese POW : the remarkable record of Charles Steel, a Japanese POW, by Brian Best

Label
Burma Railway Man : secret letters from a japanese POW : the remarkable record of Charles Steel, a Japanese POW
Title
Burma Railway Man
Title remainder
secret letters from a japanese POW : the remarkable record of Charles Steel, a Japanese POW
Statement of responsibility
by Brian Best
Title variation
  • Secret letters from the railway
  • Remarkable record of Charles Steel, a Japanese POW
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Charles Steel took part in two military disasters - the Fall of France and the Dunkirk evacuation, and the Fall of Singapore. Shortly before the latter, he married Louise. Within days of being captured by the Japanese, he began writing a weekly letter to his new bride as means of keeping in touch with her in his mind, for the Japanese forbade all writing of letters and diaries. By the time he was liberated 3 1/2 years later, he had written and hidden some 180 letters, to which were added a further 20 post-liberation letters. Part love-letter, part diary these unique letters intended for Louise's eyes only describe the horror of working as a slave on the Burma - Siam Railway and, in particular, the construction of the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. It is also an uplifting account of how man can rise above adversity and even secretly get back at his captors by means of 'creative accounting'!. Now, we can share the appalling and inspiring experiences of this remarkable man
  • Prisoners of war
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Best, Brian
Dewey number
940.547252
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.J3
LC item number
B47 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steel, Charles
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Steel, Charles
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Burma
  • Thailand
Target audience
adult
Label
Burma Railway Man : secret letters from a japanese POW : the remarkable record of Charles Steel, a Japanese POW, by Brian Best
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2004
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 176) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
893910220
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 184 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473826601
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893910220
Label
Burma Railway Man : secret letters from a japanese POW : the remarkable record of Charles Steel, a Japanese POW, by Brian Best
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2004
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 176) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
893910220
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 184 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473826601
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893910220

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