|Author: John Nixon and
Barbara Ann Smith
|Price: £7.99 (R.R.P.
|Synopsis: This book
relates the true and moving account of Alan Nixon’s journey to
Singapore in 1942 and his life as a medic in Chungkai Japanese POW
camp, Thailand. Based on a diary he hid from his captors, and
contributions from fellow FEPOWs, the factors that threatened his
survival are explored and described. These include disease, diet,
physical threats from the Japanese, positive and negative
psychological influences, and the lighter, life-enriching aspects of
being a Japanese POW. Co-authored by two of his children, Alan’s
life story following his release, including the after-effects of his
ordeal, is also included. A major factor he attributed to his
survival was the good upbringing he had in Hemsworth, Yorkshire, and
in particular the role his mother, Gertrude, played. This book is
testimony to the often unrecognised heroism that extends beyond the
immediacy of war. Part of the profits of this book will go to the
FEPOW museum at the National War Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire.
|Book details: Paperback,
143 pages, 14.8 x 2 x 21 cm (A5), 40 B&W or colour images, ISBN -
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