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The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East by Alistair Urquhart - Kindle Edition 99p @ Amazon
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The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East by Alistair Urquhart - Kindle Edition 99p @ Amazon

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Makes for a gripping read of one man's extraordinary journey of courage and sheer will to survive and live to tell his story.

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Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders captured by the Japanese in Singapore. He not only survived working on the notorious Bridge on the River Kwai , but he was subsequently taken on one of the Japanese 'hellships' which was torpedoed. Nearly everyone else on board died and Urquhart spent 5 days alone on a raft in the South China Sea before being rescued by a whaling ship. He was taken to Japan and then forced to work in a mine near Nagasaki. Two months later a nuclear bomb dropped just ten miles away . . .

This is the extraordinary story of a young man, conscripted at nineteen and whose father was a Somme Veteran, who survived not just one, but three very close separate encounters with death - encounters which killed nearly all his comrades.

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An unbelievable account of one mans endurance.
It should be read by everyone especially if you think you’re having a tough time in life.
A stunning read.
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Alistair Urquhart RIP, ByDand!
Edited by: "buckiebull" 10th Apr
An unbelievable account of one mans endurance.
It should be read by everyone especially if you think you’re having a tough time in life.
A stunning read.
Amazing read from an amazing man. SP/NO
Great read of an incredible story!
An unforgettable book.
I like stuff like this. Bought & heated.
myohmysweet10/04/2020 05:46

An unbelievable account of one mans endurance.It should be read by …An unbelievable account of one mans endurance.It should be read by everyone especially if you think you’re having a tough time in life.A stunning read.


Completely agree - this story will stay with you for years.
An amazing man with an amazing story of courage and luck to survive that ordeal only for our own government shamefuly tried to brush it under the carpet and no hero's welcome.......shamefull
£5.99 now.
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