Bridge With Three Men. Across China To The Western Heaven In 1942

Hewitt, Anthony

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: J. Cape
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1986
Edition: First Edition

Description: 223 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout. Signed By Author. Hewitt Manged To Escape From A Prisoner Of War Camp Along With An Army Medical Corp Officer And A New Zealand Pilot.

Publishers Description: Colonel Tony Hewitt, who has died aged 89, was awarded an MC during World War II for a daring escape from a Japanese PoW camp. Hewitt entered Sandhurst in 1933 and was commissioned into the Middlesex Regiment, Duke of Cambridge's Own. In 1935 he was posted to the 1st Battalion in Egypt. The next year, his unit moved to Singapore and thence to Hong Kong. In December 1941 Hong Kong was captured by the Japanese. Hewitt, then a captain and the adjutant of the 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, was imprisoned in Sham Shui Po PoW camp on the Kowloon peninsula. February 2 1942, Hewitt and two comrades - Eddy Crossley, a pilot officer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and Douglas Scriven of the Indian Medical Service - escaped in a sampan. After many adventures, Hewitt contacted the British Military Mission at Kukong. Later he took part in D-Day, liberation of France and advance into Germany.

ISBN: 9780224028646


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