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The Man Behind the Bridge : Colonel Toosey and the River Kwai

By: Davies, Peter.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Bloomsbury Academic Collections: Japan: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013Description: 1 online resource (268 p.).ISBN: 9781780939629.Subject(s): Burma-Siam Railroad -- History | Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- Biography | Prisoners of war -- Thailand -- Biography | Railroad bridges -- Thailand -- Design and construction | Toosey, Philip | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities | World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscript labor | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, JapaneseGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Man Behind the Bridge : Colonel Toosey and the River KwaiDDC classification: 940.54/7242 | 940.547242 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on place-names; Prologue: A journey into the unknown; Chapter 1 Sound foundations; Chapter 2 On active service; Chapter 3 The Malayan campaign; Chapter 4 After the surrender; Chapter 5 Background to the Thai-Burma Railway; Chapter 6 Building the bridges; Chapter 7 The completion of the railway; Chapter 8 The final phase; Chapter 9 The last days of captivity; Chapter 10 Freedom at last; Chapter 11 The post-war era; Appendix; References; Photograph acknowledgements; Index of persons; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R
ST; V; W; Y; Index of subjects; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Index of places; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary: Lieutenant Colonel Philip Toosey was the senior British officer concerned with the building of the notorious ""Bridge over the River Kwai"". Toosey understood from the very beginning that the only real issue was how to ensure that as many of his men as possible should survive their captivity. Many thousands who knew how Toosey stood up to their oppressors at great personal risk were incensed by Alec Guinness's brilliant portrayal of 'Colonel Nicholson' in the film version of Boulle's book. This book provides an accurate historical account of the terrible events during which more than 16,000 Po
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Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on place-names; Prologue: A journey into the unknown; Chapter 1 Sound foundations; Chapter 2 On active service; Chapter 3 The Malayan campaign; Chapter 4 After the surrender; Chapter 5 Background to the Thai-Burma Railway; Chapter 6 Building the bridges; Chapter 7 The completion of the railway; Chapter 8 The final phase; Chapter 9 The last days of captivity; Chapter 10 Freedom at last; Chapter 11 The post-war era; Appendix; References; Photograph acknowledgements; Index of persons; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R

ST; V; W; Y; Index of subjects; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Index of places; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W

Lieutenant Colonel Philip Toosey was the senior British officer concerned with the building of the notorious ""Bridge over the River Kwai"". Toosey understood from the very beginning that the only real issue was how to ensure that as many of his men as possible should survive their captivity. Many thousands who knew how Toosey stood up to their oppressors at great personal risk were incensed by Alec Guinness's brilliant portrayal of 'Colonel Nicholson' in the film version of Boulle's book. This book provides an accurate historical account of the terrible events during which more than 16,000 Po

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