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The Bridge On The River Kwai

208 pages

The Bridge on the River Kwai tells the story of three POWs who endure the hell of the Japanese camps on the Burma-Siam railway - Colonel Nicholson, a man prepared to sacrifice his life but not his dignity; Major Warden, a modest hero, saboteur and deadly killer; Commander Shears, who escaped from hell but was ordered back. Ordered by the Japanese to build a bridge, the Colonel refuses, as it is against regulations for officers to work with other ranks. The Japanese give way but, to prove a point of British superiority, construction of the bridge goes ahead - at great cost to the men under Nicholson's command.

"A fine ironic novel, that is yet another French tribute to British eccentricity."
"-- Observer"
"M. Boulle has construced his book most skilfully -- like a first-rate film director."
"-- Daily Telegraph
""Stirring and imaginative."
""-- "New Statesman

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