The Bridge Over the River Kwai

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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9780891419136
0891419136
Call Number: BOULLE
Characteristics: 207 p. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Burma-Siam Railroad -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.

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TheeAvebury
Mar 12, 2017

This short novel carries a powerful punch. The British Colonel Nicholson is the exemplary solider; he is the epitome of courage, leadership, hard work and determination. These ideals become tangible when the construction for a bridge begins and Nicholson and his troops are required to build it in a Japanese labor camp.

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stewstealth
Nov 10, 2013

A look at pride and duty. A sub plot(written in the 50;s) is the patronizing view of the British to people of colour, A quick read that has a variance to the film. Worth reading.

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knightrobinson
Apr 14, 2012

placed a hold

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