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The bridge on the River Kwai

By: Boulle, Pierre

144648467X / 9781446484678
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125 pages
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Reprint. This translation originally published: London: Secker & Warburg, 1954 Description based on print version record.

The Bridge on the River Kwaitells the story of three POWs who endure the hell of the Japanese camps on the Burma-Siam railway - Colonel Nicholson, a man prepared to sacrifice his life but not his dignity; Major Warden, a modest hero, saboteur and deadly killer; Commander Shears, who escaped from hell but was sent back.

Ordered by the Japanese to build a bridge, the Colonel refuses, as it is against regulations for officers to work with other ranks. The Japanese give way but, to prove a point of British superiority, construction of the bridge goes ahead - at great cost to the men under Nicholson's command.


FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945), FJMS Second World War fiction

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