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The Forgotten Highlander review Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Alistair Uruhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders captured by the Japanese in Singapore He not only survived working on the notorious Bridge on the River Kwai but he was subseuently taken on one of the Japanese ‘hellships’ which was torpedo. On completion Even before I finished the last chapter I knew I would give this book five stars but the last chapter concisely and honestly tells how he reacted to civilian life after the war His struggles were not simply over when he returned to Scotland I am speaking of the psychological battles that remained to be surmounted This moved me to tears He was gone for six years but even beyond the six years he had terrible memories to conuer There was euphoria when the Japanese capitualted I had a hard time deatling with all the smiles but then the aftermath was properly touchingly and heart wrenchingly described too Bureaucratic decisions and the British demand that the POW were NOT speak a word about their experiences makes you want to kick somebody Why was this demanded Politics What else Japan was sought as an ally against the Russians and Chinese For me even than the British Army s betrayal of these soldiers the reader feels the psychological difficulties that Alistair had to confront I will never look at ballroom dancing in the same light again And now I really know about the Death Railway about the bridge over the River Kwai about the hellships and the Fat Man in Nagasaki And the trip home AndFurther I leave this book with the thought that people should stop griping about their small insignificant problems I leave this book admiring Alistair tremendously I have written about the book under the comments if you are intereested Through 94 pages What pushes me most to read this book is that the Japanese deny the massacres which they committed in WW2 I am sure that you reading my review you are not ignorant of what has occurred That is because we read Singapore has been captured by the Japanese Alistair is forced with those others captured to walk northward He will be one of those to build the notorious Death Railway from Thailand into Burma He was soon to be one of those working on the notoriuos bridge over the River Kwai And according to the Japanese the Rape of Nanking in 0937 just didn t happen According to the Japanese the prisoners working on the railway they were treated humanely Then as we marched along the dusty road without warning a horrific sight confronted us We came face to face with a thicket of severed Chinese heads speared on poles on both sides of the road The mutilated bodies of these poor souls lay nearby and the heads with their eyes rolled back presented a truly shocking spectacle The sickly sweet smell of rotting putrefying flesh smothered usFor the rest of our march spiked heads mainly Chinese appeared at intervals in this wayUnknown to us we had walked into the middle of the Sook Ching massacre a well planned Japanese purge of Chinese opponents both real and potential More than fifty thousand Chinese were murdered with the sickening sadism that seemed endemic in the Japanese Army pages 95 96Time and time again Japanese have murdered Chinese in a manner that is hard to comprehend And not just the Chinese One comes to understand that no Chinese can look on a Japanese without mistrust How does one forget such Historu cannot be forgotten Should it be forgotten How does one go on living with the knowledge

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The Forgotten Highlander review Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Just ten miles away This is the extraordinary story of a young man conscripted at nineteen and whose father was a Somme Veteran who survived not just one but three very close separate encounters with death encounters which killed nearly all his comrad. Somehow the Second World War is often thought of as a kinder War than Vietnam or Ira or Afghanistan Uruhart s memoir graphically details the horrors of ANY war As a 20 year old he s drafted into the British army and spends almost his entire war in the hands of cruel Japanese and Korean soldiers as he s forced to build a railroad in the Malaysian jungle along with other UK and Australian soldiers His keepers completely ignored the Geneva Convention and its tenets It would have been easy for Uruhart to slip into self pity while telling his story but he doesn t he doesn t need to the facts are horrible enough Almost worse was how he was treated when he returned home The British government asked for documentation of the atrocities he endured Of course none existed so he was denied the extra pay that would have provided Instead Uruhart did what so many veterans did and still do and made the most of the life he had ahead of him

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The Forgotten Highlander review Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Ed Nearly everyone else on board died and Uruhart spent 5 days alone on a raft in the South China Sea before being rescued by a whaling ship He was taken to Japan and then forced to work in a mine near Nagasaki Two months later a nuclear bomb dropped. This book tells the story of Alistair Uruhart s wartime experiences as a member of the Gordon Highlander s focusing in particular on his time as a prisoner of war of the Japanese It is a difficult book to read because of the many horrors which he faced and lived through in his six years as a member of the army It is also however a very clearly written and informative book which includes information on how his life was affected in the long term because of his captivity One of the particularly difficult things to hear was that when he was released the British Government asked him to sign papers saying that he would not discuss his experiences This no doubt added to his PTSD I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with an interest in WW2 history particularly as it pertains to POW s


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    [The Forgotten Highlander] EBOOK FREE This is the first time I read a first hand account of a POW involved in the Malayan Campaign I am greatly affected by it despite being brought up on a diet of Japanese atrocities in Asia in World War 2 Much is said about the killing maiming raping and torture but a reader is usually left to imagine the magnitude of these atrocities through the statistics; this book describes in graphic details the actual behaviours of the Japan

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