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  • My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East
  • Written by: Alistair Urquhart
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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The Forgotten Highlander

Written by: Alistair Urquhart
Narrated by: David Rintoul
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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 men, conscripted at nineteen and whose father was a Somme Veteran, survived not just one, but three close encounters with death - encounters which killed nearly all his comrades.

©2010 Alistair Urquhart (P)2010 Hachette Digital

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wow

absolutely incredible story. a true hero. Mr Urquhart and the men like him are momunemts to the Greatest Generation.

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Intense !

Very inspirational, dark at times, as to be expected. I'd definitely recommend it if you're into WW2 books.

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BEST AUDIOBOOK IN HISTORY

I’ve never been so satisfied after listening to an audiobook. Amazing story that makes you grateful for our veterans.

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loved it

The way the Brits treated the returning soliders is heart breaking! This this book is well worth listening to

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I will never forget this Highlander

This book brought chills down my spine listening to Alistair Urquhart retell his harrowing adventures during the war, and David Rintoul was a terrific narrator. Anyone interested in biographies, war stories, or just well written books should listen to this one. It was well written and extremely well performed.

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Incredible!

Indescribable and emotional to listen to. The atrocities are endless and the justice avoided.

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