By Brian Devereux
whereas major an assault on Hong Kong’s Golden Hill, Jack Devereux of the Royal Scots is shot during the head. Then a jap officer makes an attempt to behead him so as to blood his samurai sword. Waking in short, Devereux kills his would-be executioner, impressing his captors. fascinated about their prisoner’s grisly wounds, they permit him to reside, yet Devereux’s trials are just beginning.
In a precarious actual nation, the wounded soldier stories the awful sinking of the japanese freighter LisbonMaru, during which 1000's of POWs drown; survives the shark-infested South China Sea; and burrows within the mines of Nagasaki because the atom bomb falls. in the meantime, his kin hides in Burma, hoping opposed to wish that they are going to at some point be reunited with Devereux.
Written by means of his son, Brian Devereux—whose mom carried him from Mandalay to the abandoned medieval urban identified this present day as Bagan—this is an grand account of the terrifying wartime trip of a soldier and his family.
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