Unlimited [Music Book] ✓ Escape to Pagan: The True Story of One Family S Survival Throughout the Horrors of the Pacific War - by Brian Devereux ✓


  • Title: Escape to Pagan: The True Story of One Family S Survival Throughout the Horrors of the Pacific War
  • Author: Brian Devereux
  • ISBN: 9781612003733
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover

  • A gripping true story of survival set in Hong Kong and Burma, as one family struggles against overwhelming odds in World War Two Divided by war, in order to see each other again they must overcome terrible danger The beautiful landscape of Burma and the tragedy of war are evocatively portrayed in this haunting and moving book.Hong Kong 1941 The Japanese have invaded thA gripping true story of survival set in Hong Kong and Burma, as one family struggles against overwhelming odds in World War Two Divided by war, in order to see each other again they must overcome terrible danger The beautiful landscape of Burma and the tragedy of war are evocatively portrayed in this haunting and moving book.Hong Kong 1941 The Japanese have invaded the island with overwhelming force Leading an attack on Golden Hill, Jack Devereux of the Royal Scots Regiment is shot through the head A Japanese officer attempts to decapitate him, in order to blood his samurai sword waking momentarily, Jack kills his would be executioner His head swarming with maggots, he survives capture as Japanese soldiers are both impressed and fascinated by his wounds Alive, albeit in a dangerously precarious physical state, he then goes on to experience and escape the horrific and tragic incident of the sinking of the Lisbon Maru, in which hundreds of POWs drown, or succumb to the sharks of the South China Sea, and he goes on to experience the mines of Nagasaki and the atom bomb.Burma, 1942 Jack s wife Kate Devereux, her infant son the author and mother Harriet desperately try to avoid the unstoppable advance of the Japanese they flee their home, taking only what they can carry, and walk the jungles foraging for food while avoiding predators, snakes and armed bandits alike Terrified that Kate s marriage certificate to a Scotsman will be discovered by the Japanese, they adopt the guise of the Mons Burmese tribe The once prosperous family becomes destitute and starving Their chance of survival was slim multitudes of people like the Devereux s fleeing the Japanese died of exposure and starvation, or were waylaid by bandits or killed in bombing raids They are kept alive by the author s incredible grandmother, a strong willed woman with a proud bearing, able to speak fluent Japanese as well as pass herself off as a native Burmese Their destination is the deserted and mystic medieval city of Pagan deep in the jungle where the Japanese have declined to invade The beautiful but deadly landscape of Burma is the setting for their adventure filled story.
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    Commentaires:

    Ilana
    An interesting story, revealing relatively untold episodes of the WWII in Asia, particularly Burma/Myanmar. It focuses on a personal saga and the rhythm of the story may be sometimes pretty slow, but there are many observations and remarks useful for both the historian and the memoir lover.Disclaimer: Book offered by the publisher in exchange of an honest review

    Polly Krize
    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.For readers of WWII history, particularly the Burma/Myanmar area, this book is brutally written and pulls no punches. Its slow pace seems to stretch into infinity, but a well told story regardless.

    Shirley Revill
    A true story set in Hong Kong and Burma how one family separated by World War two managed to survive. Their chance of survival was not high and the courage and determination of this family to be together one day gave them the courage to carry on. A truly inspiring book that i really enjoyed reading.Highly recommended.

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      Published :2018-08-27T06:09:49+00:00