||A doctor's war / Rowley Richards.
|| xx, 332 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), portraits, maps, notes, bib., index, pbk ; 24 cm.
||After the end of the Second World War, Australia's Directorate of War Graves Serivces uncovered an extraordinary document hidden in a bottle buried in a grave in Singapore. It was a summary of the secret diary of Dr. Rowley Richards, a POW and medical officer on the notorious Burma-Siam (Thailand) Railway. Richards, was just 23 when war broke out, and in a series of diaries he recorded the everyday brutality of the POW camps and also the courage, humour and mateship of his comrades. Just before being transferred to prison in Japan, he buried a summary of his contraband writings.
Burma to Siam Railway (Thailand)
Prisoners of war
World War, 1939-1945