In the Shadow of Death


By: Idris James Barwick
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781399014427
Published: 30th December 2021
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£11.99

In the Shadow of Death

Idris (Taff) James was a driver in the Royal Army Service Corps and one of the thousands of young British soldiers taken prisoner by the Japanese in early 1942. He was ordered to become a medic by his Company Commander, who must have been a very shrewd judge of character. His account of the conditions and suffering endured by his fellow prisoners and himself makes for the most extraordinary and disturbing reading.Taff suffered from dysentery, malaria, beri beri and cholera but, unlike so many, he survived.His description of the courage of his fellow captives and, regrettably, the failings of some in authority, give grounds for serious thought. If you only read one book by a POW of the Japanese, this is the one.

 

 




Some books that may interest you

European Resistance in the Second World War
European Resistance in the Second World War
By: Dr Philip Cooke, Dr Ben Shepherd

Modern Machine-Guns
Modern Machine-Guns
By: John Walter

Irish Servicewomen in the Great War
Irish Servicewomen in the Great War
By: Barbara Walsh

Reach for the Sky
Reach for the Sky
By: Paul Brickhill

Hitler's Spies
Hitler's Spies
By: DAVID KAHN

Christmas Truce
Christmas Truce
By: Malcolm Brown, Shirley Seaton

Renegade Hero
Renegade Hero
By: Michael Hingston

Voices in Flight: RAF Night Operations
Voices in Flight: RAF Night Operations
By: Martin Bowman

Great Battles of the Classical Greek World
Great Battles of the Classical Greek World
By: Owen Rees



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.