The Survival Factor [World War II]

By: Richards, Rowley; Marcia McEwan

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Book Condition: very good


Hardcover with dust jacket, green cloth with gilt spine titles, 13.5 by 21.8 cm, 232 pp., illus. The hardcover is very good with only faint shelf wear and a minor cock to the spine; the jacket is very good with light edge wear. From the front flap: “On 15th February 1942 Dr. Rowley Richards, 2/15 Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, was taken prisoner on the fall of Singapore. For the next three and a half years, as medical officer in forward line camps with barley minimal medical supplies but with the dedicated service of volunteer medical personnel he fought to reduce suffering and save the lives of fellow prisoners of war: in Changi camp, in the slave labour conditions of the Burma-Thailand railway, in a life-boat in the South China Sea, and then in the coldest winter Japan had experienced in seventy years … illustrated with contemporary photographs and Rowley Richards’ remarkably detailed diaries and medical records, the Survival Factor is a moving, upsetting, yet inspiring account of one doctor’s struggle with sparse supplies, callous guards, starvation and tropical diseases in the rotting hell of the jungle. At the same time it is warmed by devotion, comradeship, humor and some amazing acts of heroism and human kindness, even from the enemy. It is more than an examination of the Survival Factor: it is a demonstration.”

Title: The Survival Factor [World War II]

Author Name: Richards, Rowley; Marcia McEwan

Categories: World War II, Medicine,

Edition: first edition

Publisher: Kent, Great Britain, Costello: 1989

ISBN Number: 0710420668

ISBN Number 13: 9780710420664

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: very good

Jacket Condition: very good

Seller ID: 3747