5 A remarkable story of courage and a must readdonnylad | 01/04/2010 | See all donnylad's reviews (5)My late Father spent all his war as a prisoner of the Imperial Japanese Army on the Death Railway and died young on his return to the UK because of his ill treatment. I have had the honour of knowing a number of former POW`s who have told their accounts of the horrific treatment they had to endure. This book is well written in a way all would understand. It tells the tale of Alistairs upbringing in a caring and supportive family before he found himself in terrible circumstances peopleof today would not comprehend. He also had to return to a country who would sooner forget about this period of history than support him and his colleagues. His strength of character clearly stands out with his need to concentrate at all times on raw survival. How any of the men survived is beyond belief. I hope this book sells well. It deserves too. I could not put it down.