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Escape from the Japanese : The Amazing Tale of a POW's Journey from Hong Kong to Freedom (Hardcover)

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Trapped in the depths of Japanese-held territory, it was rare for Allied prisoners of war to attempt escape. There was little chance of making contact with anti-guerrilla or underground organisations and no possibility of Europeans blending in with the local Asian populations. Failure, and recapture, meant execution. This was what Lieutenant Commander R.B. Goodwin faced when he decided to escape from the Shamsuipo PoW Camp in Kowloon, Hong Kong in July 1944 after three years of internment.With no maps and no knowledge of the country or the language, Lieutenant Commander Goodwin set out across enemy territory and war-torn China. Because of the colour of his skin he had to travel during the hours of darkness for much of what was an 870-mile journey to reach British India. Few of his fellow prisoners gave him any chance of succeeding, yet, little more than three months later, he was being transported to the safety of Calcutta. For his daring and determination Lieutenant Commander Goodwin was awarded the Order of the British Empire.
Number of Pages: 240.0
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Military, Military / World War II
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Ralph Burton Goodwin
Language: English
Street Date: March 31, 2016
TCIN: 50814050
UPC: 9781848329294
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-8303

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