Last Post Over The River Kwai, The 2nd East Surreys In The Far East, 1938-1945

This book is a carefully researched account of the traumatic experiences of officers and men in the Far East Theatre. The 2nd East Surreys were a good example of the experiences of British Regiments before WWII and during it in the Far East. – Highly Recommended

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NAME: Last Post Over The River Kwai, The 2nd East Surreys In The Far East, 
1938-1945
FILE: R2811
AUTHOR: Cecil Lowry
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES: 211
PRICE: £19.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, World War 2, Second World War, Far East, 
POW, Japanese brutality, Forgotten Army, trauma, comrades, courage, British Army

ISBN: 1-52673-691-8

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DESCRIPTION:   This book is a carefully researched account of the traumatic 
experiences of officers and men in the Far East Theatre. The 2nd East Surreys 
were a good example of the experiences of British Regiments before WWII and 
during it in the Far East. -  Highly Recommended

The 2nd East Surreys deployed to Shanghai in 1938 and experienced China in the throws of war where 
the Japanese ruthlessly attacked with great brutality. They were redeployed to Singapore and took part 
in the battles that led to the surrender of British Forces there. Although the defeat was the worst in 
British history, and demonstrated many failings by politicians and senior Army officers, the East 
Surreys fought with courage and determination before experiencing three and a half years of brutal 
treatment by their Japanese captors.

The treatment of POWs by the Japanese has raised condemnation. There was much gratuitous violence 
inflicted on POWs and the use of prisoners as slave labourers under the most brutal conditions with lack 
of food, water, and medical facilities. Many died, but the East Surreys achieved a surprising survival rate 
and there were many examples of comradeship and courage under the most traumatic circumstances.

This is not a book for the faint hearted because it provides a graphic presentation of the experiences of 
British soldiers during prolonged captivity in unbelievable hardship.