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y separately published work icon Survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki
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'This is a remarkable and unique story of Jim Brigginshaw. Having been captured by the Japanese after the fall of Singapore in 1942, Jim was first sent to work in Burma, to build what has become known as the Death Railway. Unlike many of his comrades, Jim survived this ordeal, only to be transferred to Nagasaki, Japan, where he was sent to work in the mines of Sendryu.

'Jim describes how the conditions in the 'Hell pits of Sendryu' were even worse than those experienced in Burma, but were ultimately the reason why he survived the war. On the 9th August 1945, the Americans, dropped the second nuclear bomb on Nagaski. Jim was fortunately underground at the time, but through this book re-lives the harrowing aftermath of the attack when the ground shook violently.'  (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Yorkshire,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Pen & Sword Books ,
      2018 .
      image of person or book cover 5705808459940377821.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 152p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 30 June 2018

      ISBN: 9781526740113
Last amended 14 Sep 2018 08:03:36
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    Burma,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Nagasaki, Kyushu,
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    Japan,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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