Alistair Urquhart: The Man Who Refused To Die

Posted by admin on Feb 25, 2010

They came to think of themselves as the forgotten army – the men who endured years of suffering in Japanese Prisoner of War Camps during World War II.

Alistair Urquhart, then a 22-year-old Gordon Highlander from Aberdeen, became a prisoner of war without firing a shot.

This is a story of almost unimaginable suffering. The POWs were transported deep into Thailand on rice trucks that were more like steel coffins.

He, with hundreds of others, was marched through the jungle to a prison camp. Many died from dehydration and exhaustion on the long march.

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