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re-creation IN complete color. And the sunrise got here Up Like Thunder is the event of a regular soldier captured by way of the japanese at Singapore in February 1942. Leo Rawlings' tale is informed in his personal photographs and his personal phrases; a global that's uncompromising, shiny and uncooked. He pulls no punches. For the 1st time the cruelty inflicted at the prisoners of battle by way of their very own officials is depicted in addition to surprising pictures of POW lifestyles. this can be actually a view of the River Kwai adventure for a twenty first Century audience.The new version contains photographs by no means earlier than released in addition to an in depth new remark by means of Dr Nigel Stanley, knowledgeable on Rawlings and the scientific difficulties confronted at the Burma Railway. greater than only a observation at the historical past and negative proof in the back of Rawlings' paintings, it stands by itself as a advisor to the hidden lives of the prisoners.Most of the images are revealed for the 1st time in color because the artist meant, bringing new element and perception to stipulations confronted by means of the POWs as they outfitted the notorious demise railway, and confronted hunger, ailment and cruelty.Pictures equivalent to these displaying the development of Tamarkan Bridge, now famed because the prototype for the fictitious Bridge at the River Kwai, and people exhibiting the horrendous pain of the POWs equivalent to King of the Damned have an iconic prestige. Rawlings' paintings brings a distinct point of view to the depiction of the realm of the a ways East prisoners. For the 1st time the photographs and unique texts are published in a wide structure version, in order that their complete energy may be experienced.The new version contains an account of the way Rawlings' booklet was once released in Japan via Takashi Nagase (well recognized from Eric Lomax's ebook The Railway guy) within the early Eighties. Rawlings visited Nagase in 1980 and eventually reconciled himself to his studies as a POW.

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