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Never Surrender

Dramatic Escapes from Japanese Prison Camps
by Mark Felton
Naval Inst Pr

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Pub Date: 2013
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 195 pp.
Size: 6.25 x 9.50 inches

ISBN: 9781781590225
TB Code: 1904346
Availability: 445 in stock

While there have been many fine books covering escapes from German POW camps (The Wooden Horse, Great Escape, Colditz etc), the exploits of those POWs in Japanese captivity have been strangely neglected - until now. Of the tens of thousands of Allied personnel captured by the victorious Japanese during late 1941 and early 1942 only a small number of brave souls attempted to escape to freedom rather than suffer brutality, starvation and very possibly death as POWs. Escapers faced challenges far more daunting than those in German hands. They 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.