Lesser Gods Greater Devils

Lesser Gods Greater Devils

A soldier's journey from Yorkshire to the Thai Jungle.

by Arthur Lane

From fifteen years of age to twenty six years of age , from Egypt to Cyprus, to Palestine and Singapore then to hell as a prisoner of war working on the infamous Death Railway and back.

This is a story of incredible suffering, bravery and endurance. Allied troops desperately clinging to life as all around their comrades are dying, yet despite a slave like existence, wit and humor prevailed.

From December 1941 to September 1945 56,000 Allied service men and women perished in the Far East. More than half this number have no known grave.

Arthur Lane has given a clear and modest account of his part in these desperate events. This book will be of particular interest to those who shared with him experiences which they can feel proud to have survived, and to those who want to l know what it was like to be a soldier in the thirties and forties.

"It is a bitter book, but not wholly so, not a comforting read, but one to provoke much thought" Major General D B Egerton CB OBE MC.

HARDBACK Price: 14.95

 Published date: 30 Jun 98

, 210mm(h) x 147mm(w) 223pp

35 plates

Military History, Autobiography ISBN No: 1897666055

PAPERBACK Price: 10.00

 Published date: 30 Jun 98

210mm(h) x 147mm(w) 223pp

35 plates

Military History, Autobiography ISBN No: 1897666101