Author:Holmes, Linda Goetz; Williams, J. M. [Foreword]

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Four Thousand Bowls of Rice: A Prisoner of War Comes Home (Signed)

By: Holmes, Linda Goetz; Williams, J. M. [Foreword]

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 034757

ISBN: 1863735798

Condition: New


This work tells how one prisoner of war prepared himself, mentally and physically, for his journey home after three and a half years of brutal captivity in Java, Burma and Thailand during World War II. Staff Sergeant Cecil Dickson was a member of the 2/2 Australian Pioneer Battalion, which was forced to surrender to the Japanese in March 1942. His engineering unit bore the heaviest work in constructing the Burma-Thailand railway. The author draws on Dickson's letters home to his wife, and on research and interviews with many surviving Pioneers, to paint a dramatic picture of prisoner-of-war li... View more info