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Author Godman, Arthur.

Title Will to Survive [electronic resource] : Three and a Half Years as a Prisoner of the Japanese / Arthur Godman.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2009]


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Summary Taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore in 1942, Arthur Godman spent the next three and a half years on the Burma-Siam railway, living in camps along the River Kwai. Like other POWs, he experienced disease and malnutrition and witnessed the painful deaths of many of his comrades. Yet somehow he retained his sense of humor and perspective, recalling, among the casual cruelties inflicted by the Japanese, small acts of kindness between guards and prisoners which enabled him to retain his faith in humanity. In order to survive he attempted to achieve a relationship with his captors based on their common experience of adversity; learning Thai, teaching bridge, and stealing food. This glimpse of the terrifying world of the POW includes pictures by two other famous artists who were captives.
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Subject Godman, Arthur.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Thailand.
Prisoners of war -- Japan -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Meninsky, Philip.
Searle, Ronald, 1920-2011.
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Other Form: Print version: Godman, Arthur. Will to survive. Staplehurst, Kent : Spellmount, 2002. 1862271119 (DLC)2002489397
ISBN 9780750953115 (e-pub)
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