The Bridge On The River Kwai

The Bridge On The River Kwai

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208 pages

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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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Ajouté le 30 juin 2011
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EAN13 9781446484678
Langue English
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The Bridge On The River Kwai