Dunlop, E. E.


Leonard Publishing, Wheathampstead, 1st Eng. ed., 1987. Xxiii + 400 pp., 138 photo & other plates. D.j., 26 x 17cm. Nr.FINE. Edward Dunlop began his diaries when he was a lieutenant-colonel, at the start of his imprisonment by the Japanese in Java and on the Burma-Thailand Railway. His meticulous and unique observations of prison camp life were concealed throughout the war. As a commanding officer and a surgeon, ‘Weary’ became a hero to thousands of allied prisoners whose lives were saved with meagre medical supplies. He describes how the camps were organised ; he records deaths, cholera, epidemics, operations, torture ; and the constant struggle to protect the sick from being drafted into Japanese work parties. Illustrated with historic line drawings and watercolours done in the camps by fellow prisoners.

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