To the Kwai and back: war drawings, 1939-1945

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Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986 - History - 192 pages
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The author describes his experiences as a Japanese prisoner-of-war in Singapore during World War II, and shares the sketches he made during his captivity

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To the Kwai, and back: war drawings, 1939-1945

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First-person accounts of life in a Japanese POW camp are not common, and illustrated memoirs are rare indeed. Searle, a young British art student, was captured at the fall of Singapore and spent the ... Read full review

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. The fact that they were produced and preserved during years of hellish confinement and labor, the fact that both the artwork and its creator somehow survived, gives them a weight beyond the artistic, placing it squarely in the historic. Read full review

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A WORD FROM THE ARTIST
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Cape Town
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Mombasa
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