The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Book - 2002
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The Bridge on the River Kwai tells the story of three POWs who endure the hell of the Japanese camps on the Burma-Siam railway - Colonel Nicholson, a man prepared to sacrifice his life but not his dignity; Major Warden, a modest hero, saboteur and deadly killer; Commander Shears, who escaped from hell but was sent back.

Ordered by the Japanese to build a bridge, the Colonel refuses, as it is against regulations for officers to work with other ranks. The Japanese give way but, to prove a point of British superiority, construction of the bridge goes ahead - at great cost to the men under Nicholson's command.

Publisher: London : Vintage, 2002, c1952
ISBN: 9780099445029
0099445026
Branch Call Number: FIC Boull 3567
Characteristics: 185 p
Additional Contributors: Fielding, Xan

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