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xiv, + 141pp., map endpapers (different front and rear). Intext b/white halftone plates throughout (some of a confrontational nature). Book clean and square. Backstrip firm, bumped on one edge. Illustrated gloss boards nominally bumped only. Signed, "With my best wishes, Russell Savage", on title page, else textblock unmarked. The title of this book is a metaphor that describes the author's time, along with other members of the A.I.F., as a prisoner of war at the hands of the Japanese from 1942 until 1945. A gunner in the 2/10th Field Regiment A.I.F., Russell Savage, along with other unit members, was captured in Singapore in 1942, sent to work on the Thai-Burma Railway, then sent to Japan, being torpedoed on the way and suffering appalling treatment at the hands of the Japanese. He survived to tell his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, Chronology, 17 chapters. Epilogue. Author Bio. Book weight approx. 455g.
Title: A GUEST OF THE EMPEROR (Signed Copy)
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Moorooka, Queensland, Australia, Boolarong Press: 1995
ISBN Number: 0864391900
ISBN Number 13: 9780864391902
Book Condition: Very Good +
Inscription: Inscribed and Signed by Author
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾"
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 013403
Keywords: Military Biography, World War (1939-1945), Japanese Prisoners of War, POWs, Burma Railway, Concentration Camps, Personal Narratives, Signed Books, Savage, J. Russell (James Russell) 1920-2010