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Saved the Bomb by Eric Leadbetter

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the Bomb by Eric Leadbetter

Published March 22nd 2011
ISBN : 9781921869198
Paperback
130 pages
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 About the Book 

The stories of Gallipoli and Kakoda are well known, but few people know what really happened at the Battle of Singapore. Many soldiers lost their lives during the battle and many others died in appalling conditions when they were forced to work onMoreThe stories of Gallipoli and Kakoda are well known, but few people know what really happened at the Battle of Singapore. Many soldiers lost their lives during the battle and many others died in appalling conditions when they were forced to work on the Burma Railway and in the construction of the Bridge over the River Kwai. This book gets at the truth still hidden away in Government archives from the perspective of one digger who survived the Burma Railway project only to be sent to the coal mines near Nagasaki.He was working above ground when the war was ended by the dropping of the bomb on that city. This book is dedicated to the memory of Eric and the men who fought to defend Singapore and Malaya.