Gylee joined the RAF at the outbreak of war - "because I liked the
uniform" - but it was no use to him when he was captured in Java
in 1942. He subsequently found himself a POW on the hell island of Haruku
building an airstrip. Tom gives a chilling account of his time on Haruku,
suffering unimaginable privations beyond human endurance. In 1944 he was
transferred back to Java on the 'Maros Maru' more dead than alive.
This is a small book but compelling to read and what makes it all the
more interesting is that Tom clearly has a sense of humour and that obviously
helped in his determination to stay alive.
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