The Bridge on the River Kwai, Paperback
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The Bridge on the River Kwai tells the story of three POWs who endure the hell of the Japanese camps on the Burma-Siam railway - Colonel Nicholson, a man prepared to sacrifice his life but not his dignity; Major Warden, a modest hero, saboteur and deadly killer; Commander Shears, who escaped from hell but was sent back. Ordered by the Japanese to build a bridge, the Colonel refuses, as it is against regulations for officers to work with other ranks.

The Japanese give way but, to prove a point of British superiority, construction of the bridge goes ahead - at great cost to the men under Nicholson's command.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Second World War fiction
  • ISBN: 9780099445029



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Based on the true story of a WW2 episode in Thailand. The movie is excellent and has some great acting...