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Burma Railway , Images of War

£17.99

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65 years have passed since a brilliant young art student set sail from Liverpool to fight Japanese aggression in the Far East. Captured on arrival in the chaotic fall of Singapore, Jack Chalker joined the 60,000 allied prisoners driven to the limits of human endurance in the slave labour camps of the infamous Burma Railway. "A sleeper laid for every life lost" ran the legend, and the author's brushes and paints, improvised with genius from the unlikeliest of sources, record not only the misery, squalor, savagery, heroism and fortitude of the prison camps, but also the horrific reality of disease, wounds and the ravages of starvation.Unseen for nearly three generations, the drawings in this book, accompanied by Chalker's own commentary, occupy an enthralling niche in the chronicling of the Second World War. As an historical document, a medical record, and a tribute to the memory of the thousands who lost their lives, "Burma Railway" is a profoundly moving document, exquisite in its detail, unique in its honesty.It features over 100 full colour illustrations and photographs.


Signed and dated 2008 by author. Book comes with dust jacket which is not price clipped. Slight marks to dust jacket , otherwise book is in very good condition.

Item details

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Chalker, Jack
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
095571270X
ISBN-13:
9780955712708
Number of pages:
144
Publisher:
Mercer Books
Title:
Burma Railway , Images of War

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65 years have passed since a brilliant young art student set sail from Liverpool to fight Japanese aggression in the Far East. Captured on arrival in the chaotic fall of Singapore, Jack Chalker joined the 60,000 allied prisoners driven to the limits of human endurance in the slave labour camps of the infamous Burma Railway. "A sleeper laid for every life lost" ran the legend, and the author's brushes and paints, improvised with genius from the unlikeliest of sources, record not only the misery, squalor, savagery, heroism and fortitude of the prison camps, but also the horrific reality of disease, wounds and the ravages of starvation.Unseen for nearly three generations, the drawings in this book, accompanied by Chalker's own commentary, occupy an enthralling niche in the chronicling of the Second World War. As an historical document, a medical record, and a tribute to the memory of the thousands who lost their lives, "Burma Railway" is a profoundly moving document, exquisite in its detail, unique in its honesty.It features over 100 full colour illustrations and photographs.


Signed and dated 2008 by author. Book comes with dust jacket which is not price clipped. Slight marks to dust jacket , otherwise book is in very good condition.

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Chalker, Jack
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
095571270X
ISBN-13:
9780955712708
Number of pages:
144
Publisher:
Mercer Books
Title:
Burma Railway , Images of War

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