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  • Published: 15 December 2007
  • ISBN: 9780891419136
  • Imprint: Ballantine
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $27.99
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The Bridge Over The River Kwai


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1942: Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one prisoner, Colonel Nicholson, a proud perfectionist. Pitted against the warden, Colonel Saito, Nicholson will nevertheless, out of a distorted sense of duty, aid his enemy. While on the outside, as the Allies race to destroy the bridge, Nicholson must decide which will be the first casualty: his patriotism or his pride.

  • Pub date: 15 December 2007
  • ISBN: 9780891419136
  • Imprint: Ballantine
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Pierre Boulle

Pierre Boulle was born in 1912 at Avignon. Boulle spent the Second World War fighting in Yunnan, Calcutta and Indo-Chine, where he was captured by the Japanese. After the war he lived in Malaya, the Cameroons and, finally, Paris, where he settled until his death in 1994.

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