One Fourteenth Of An Elephant
Eight months later, he and his comrades were packed into steel goods wagons and transported by rail to Siam. They were to become part of the slave labour force destined for the massive construction project that would later become infamous as the Burma Thailand Railway. He would spend the next three years in over fifteen different work and 'hospital' camps on the railway, stubbornly refusing to give in and die in a place where over 20,000 prisoners of war and uncounted slave labourers met their deaths.
Narrated in the present tense and written with clarity, passion and a remarkable eye for detail, Denys Peek has vividly recreated not just the hardships and horrors of the railway and the daily struggle for survival but also the comradeship, spirit and humour of the men who worked on it. It stands as a haunting, evocative and deeply moving testimony to the suffering of those who lived and died there - a salutary reminder of man's potential for inhumanity to his fellow man.
"'May become one of the great epics of our time.'" (SUN-HERALD)"'A triumph of memory and passion.'" (WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN)"'Denys Peek has forged a diamond out of the terrible degradation of the past.'" (MELBOURNE AGE)"'Brutally frank and beautifully moving.'" (ADELAIDE ADVERTISER)
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