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And the Dawn Came Up Like Thunder: Autobiography of an Artist at War and What Came After

Leo Rawlings

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ISBN 10: 0903488000 / ISBN 13: 9780903488006
Editorial: Chapman Publications, UK, 1972
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Leo Rawling's classic work as a prisoner of war for three and a half years of the Japanese in World War II, in which he describes the railway camps, the bridge building on the River Kwai, Changi in Singapore, the fall of Singapore, and all of the horrors experienced by the POW's - all graphically illustrated by his now famous drawings. Well bound in clean black cloth with gilt titling to spine. Corners and spine ends all very good. Text pages and eps are all clean with no markings or inscriptions. D/J is protected in removable clear cover, but underneath there are signs of rubbing and edgewear. Despatched same or next working day in protective packaging. N° de ref. de la librería 007715

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Título: And the Dawn Came Up Like Thunder: ...

Editorial: Chapman Publications, UK

Año de publicación: 1972

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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And the Dawn Came Up Like Thunder is the experience of an ordinary soldier captured by the Japanese at Singapore in February 1942. Leo Rawlings story is told in his own pictures and his own words; a world that is uncompromising, vivid and raw. He pulls no punches. For the first time cruelty inflicted on the prisoners of war by their own officers is depicted as well as shocking images of POW life. This is truly a view of the River Kwai experience for a 21st Century audience.

The new edition includes pictures never before published as well as an extensive new commentary by Dr Nigel Stanley, an expert on Rawlings and the medical problems faced on the Burma Railway. More than just a commentary on the history and terrible facts behind Rawlings work, it stands on its own as a guide to the hidden lives of the prisoners.

Most of the pictures are printed for the first time in colour as the artist intended, bringing new detail and insight to conditions faced by the POWs as they built the infamous death railway, and faced starvation, disease and cruelty. Pictures such as those showing the construction of Tamarkan Bridge, now famed as the prototype for the fictional Bridge on the River Kwai, and those showing the horrendous suffering of the POWs such as King of the Damned have an iconic status. Rawlings art brings a different perspective to the depiction of the world of the Far East prisoners. For the first time the pictures and original texts are printed in a large format edition, so that their full power can be experienced.

Biografía del autor:

Leo Rawlings (1918-1990) was a private in the 137th Field Regiment Royal Artillery. A budding artist living in Blackpool, his life was changed forever by the war. Fighting from December 1941 to February 1942 as part of the headlong British retreat eventually leading to defeat in Singapore, he chronicled in pictures and words the campaign and the events that followed from 1941-1945. He drew what he witnessed around him, leading him to be unofficially commissioned to keep a visual record of the prisoners of war s lives.

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