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    Charles McCormac
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    TBS The Book Service Ltd; New edition edition (April 1973)
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    189 pages
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    Science Fiction
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You'll Die in Singapore book. With sixteen other POWs, author Charles McCormac broke out. The POWs's escape took a staggering five months and only two out of the original seventeen men survived.

The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

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Authors: McCormack, Charles. You'll Die in Singapore (Paperback). Number Of Pages: 192.

Charles McCormac fought in Singapore in WWII. After successfully making a five-month ‘great escape’, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Paperback 9789814625562 Ebook 9789814625388 Extent 240pp Images 2 b/w maps Category Nonfiction, Memoir.

You'll Die in Singapore - Charles McCormack

You'll Die in Singapore - Charles McCormack . My favourite types of book to read are the true escape stories during various conflicts, but in particular the Second World War. With the advancing age of the people involved these tales are nearly becoming extinct, especially when told from a firsthand perspective. However this book was originally published in 1954 so I am unsure how I missed coming across it before. Weakened by hunger, thirst and ill-treatment, author Charles McCormac, then a World War Two prisoner-of-war in Japanese-occupied Singapore, knew that if he did not escape he would die.

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1955 Stated First Edition. Boards are LIKE NEW. Exterior pages have foxing, stains and light soiling. Bright clean dust jacket moderate shelf and edge wear. Text is perfect. Includes map. Same day shipping.

A well written and very interesting story of men who valued a try for freedom over all its danger over life in a Japanese death camp. I really enjoyed every step of their amazing journey. I'm a retired Marine Corps officer and I've about run out of interesting Korean and Vietnam War books. Now I'm backtracking to WW II. I love great true stories and am not entertained by the too many hero war novels which are a waste of time and money. I recommend this book as a great read even though the journey these men took is almost unbelievable. They had a hundred lifetimes of adventure in their months of journey to freedom. Book also provides more insight into those who help U.S, and allied people escape Japanese cruelty. I sometimes wonder if they are available for the Japanese to read. I served/lived in Japan for a few years during my Marine Corps career, even out among the Japanese and never saw the cruelty the Japanese Army exhibited. But know it was there during the second world war.
I echo the comments of the other reviewers in stating this book is superb! I am an Escape Aficionado - I have read probably two dozen books dealing with POWs - and this is one of the best! That human beings are able to keep pushing on in the deplorable conditions McCormac recounts is a tribute to the human spirit. McCormac's writing puts you in the midst of the action - a truly gripping read. McCormac's story is recounted (amongst others) in the good book Escape-Or Die, by Paul Brickhill (who also wrote "The Great Escape".

Other Escape/POW books recommended are "Sitting it Out" (by author of Von Ryan's Express) Westheimer, Escaper's Progress (David James), Escape from the Rising Sun (Ian Skidmore), Long Way Back to the River Kwai (Velmans), Escape from Corregidor (Whitcomb) and South from Corregidor (John Morrill), Lonely Vigil (Walter Lord) and The War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause: The Firsthand Account of One of the Greatest Escapes of World War II. Enjoy!
I have read many books of the 2,nd world war. this one stands out as remarkably one of the very best i have read. knowing the barbaric nature of the japanese military at that period of time and the author is so well versed in his writing, i could not put it down .Do not miss this if you can find it!!
This interesting account exemplifies the extremes of human behavior brought about by war. The courage of Charles McCormack and his fellow escapees and their hunger to survive against all odds....The extreme cruelty of their Japanese captors, committing atrocities that are difficult for the average person of today to comprehend.... The kindness of the many people who helped these brave men to overcome the odds against them. People with nothing to gain from doing so. This book is one of the best accounts of the suffering and triumphs of survivors of the Japanese prison camps that I have ever read. Well written and exciting. I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended.
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I loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone, except perhaps Japanese (since they were the strong and menacing protagonists in this book).

The story represents a great testament to the multi-faceted aspects of humanity, accentuated by crisis.
Splendidly written, carefully crafted, excruciatingly detailed and embellished with human pathos. Being true adds to the anguish, anticipation and satisfaction.
The only thing I can fault about this account is that he said the flying boat landed at Broome which he then said was the landing place for Darwin. His memory was faulty here as Broome in Western Australia is a twenty hour drive away from Darwin in the Northern Territory, and that's on modern roads.
If you saw this in a movie you'd never believe it could be true. The brutality of the Japanese occupation, the cruelty of the camps, and the daring of the escape come alive in this slim account.