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The Boat: Singapore Escape: Cannibalism at Sea

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    Gibson Walter(Author)

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In 1942 a ship carrying 500 escapees from Japanese-occupied Singapore set sail from Padang for Ceylon. Halfway to safety she was torpedoed and sank. Only one lifeboat was launched-a lifeboat built to carry twenty-eight but to which 135 souls now looked to for salvation. One month later the boat reached land, there were only four survivors.

"A chilling story: I got goosebumps reading it"--"Lifestyle, Singapore"

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  • PDF | 152 pages
  • Gibson Walter(Author)
  • Monsoon Books (15 July 2007)
  • English
  • 9
  • Biography

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  • By lin on 30 April 2017

    What a fabulous book. Very sad to read in some parts but a good true story.

  • By Pat n Bry on 14 September 2017

    very interesting

  • By Guest on 1 February 2015

    This book promised to be good but the detail is scanty at best. The story jumps and moves at such a pace you find yourself wanting so much more information. Why after only a couple of days in the raft were so many people giving up and jumping overboard ? There is no build up to the truely horrific acts committed by the Javanese blacks on board. Then the descriptions of the Japanese POW camps which other authors have des river in graphic detail is again brief and scant with no depth. There is no relationships or character development throughout. Overall a disappointing read which could have been so much better.

  • By jaki on 8 August 2012

    This was quite harrowing to read at times. What men are capable of doing to each other is mind boggling. This book describes real horror, being trapped in a boat with only the sea as a choice of escape - literally a choice of the devil or deep blue sea!! Yet, the author survived to tell the tale. I recommend reading this book as it shows that people had to survive the horrors of WW2 in more ways than I had been aware of.

  • By stewart on 12 September 2014

    I thought this was well written and in common with all the books about this subject, very humbling in all that these people had to go through in order to survive. Hopefully the families of some of those who did not survive would get some peace of mind by knowing what happened to their loved ones as truthfully described by the author.On the issue of a small disappointment with the publisher - at the end the book shows extracts of other books on the same subject but they are not available as e-books as far as I can find. A minor frustration which did not spoil my enjoyment of the book itself.

  • By David Porter on 1 July 2015

    I am fascinated by true stories of survival and the way how some people who are faced with an impossible situation can somehow survive and find the will to pull through.This book is one of those.Technically you could break it up into two survival stories but I'll not spoil it for you.I've read it a few times now and would recommend this to anyone who enjoys this type of read.Full marks from me. 📚

  • By Guest on 24 November 2013

    Quite an old book written in a very dated type format, very correct and to a degree should be anything other than what it is.In years to come I would hope this would be considered a classic, its a very remarkable book in that it reads like fiction, but its not and blatantly so.Gritty subject, beautifully told.

  • By Pat on 27 April 2016

    Brilliant book best read for a long time and keeps you on your toes


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