The Will to Survive: Three and a Half Years as a Prisoner of the Japanese

The Will to Survive: Three and a Half Years as a Prisoner of the Japanese

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The Will to Survive: Three and a Half Years as a Prisoner of the Japanese by Arthur Godman, Ronald Searle, Philip Meninsky

Taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore in 1942, Arthur Godman spent the next three and a half years on the Burma-Siam railway, living in camps along the River Kwai. Like other POWs, he experienced disease and malnutrition and witnessed the painful deaths of many of his comrades. Yet somehow he retained his sense of humor and perspective, recalling, among the casual cruelties inflicted by the Japanese, small acts of kindness between guards and prisoners which enabled him to retain his faith in humanity. In order to survive he attempted to achieve a relationship with his captors based on their common experience of adversity; learning Thai, teaching bridge, and stealing food. This glimpse of the terrifying world of the POW includes pictures by two other famous artists who were captives. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752449807
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Arthur Godman wrote more than 40 books on science and mathematics. Ronald Searle is an artist and cartoonist whose work has appeared in Life and The New Yorker. Philip Meninsky was an artist. Searle and Meninsky were also POWs.

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