POW on the Sumatra Railway by John Geoffrey Lee


ISBN-13: 9781399015257

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A moving portrayal of one man’s endurance and survival on the Sumatra death railway, where thousands of allied POWs were used as slave labour by their Japanese captors.  John
Geoffrey Lee (Geoff) survived, but after his release, found he had difficulty in convincing people where he had been, so set out to prove to the establishment that there had not just been a “Burma Railway”, which everyone had heard of, but also a “Sumatra Railway”.

Geoff  wrote this book in the 1990s, but did not live to see it published.  Now his daughter, Christine, and her husband, Eddie Bridges, have edited and published his work.

Geoffrey Lee lived in Nottingham all his life and owned the Calverton Lido in the 1960s to 1980s.


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Pen & Sword