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Bad presentation of a good cause

5 March 2005
Surviving the Sword: Prisoners of the Japanese, 1942-45 Brian MacArthur

Time Warner, pp.512, 20

Brian MacArthur’s credits as an author include three Penguin anthologies and a tribute to Princess Diana. He embarked on the emotive and complex subject of prisoners of war of the… Read more

The power of total contempt

16 October 2004
One Fourteenth of an Elephant: A Memoir of Life and Death on the Burma-Thailand Railway Ian Denys Peek

Doubleday, pp.522, 18.99

As plans gather pace to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the second world war, there are certain to be renewed calls to record the reminiscences of ex-servicemen… Read more