1000 days on the River Kwai

1000 Days: RDA Photography had the privilege of being commissioned to take some promotional images for publishers ‘Pen & Sword’ of two sisters. Seen here holding their recently released book. Pat and Jean helped bring their late Father Colonel Owtram’s secret diary of his time as a WWII POW to print.

Pat and Jean – Daughters of Colonel Owttram, wrote the Postscript for WWII book 1000 Days on the River Kwai

 

Pat and Jean - Daughters of Colonel Owttram, wrote the Postscript for WWII book 1000 Days on the River Kwai

postscript written by the authors daughter for WWII book 1000 Days on the River Kwai

After being captured in Singapore and transported to the infamous Burma railway he was appointed the British Camp Commandant at Chungkai, one of the largest POW camps. Many ex-prisoners testified to the mental and physical courage that he showed protecting POWs from the worst excesses of their captors.

The postscript written by the authors daughters vividly demonstrates the agonies of doubt and worry that loved ones went through and the effect of the experience on all.

Pat and Jean will be on tour around the country to promote the book. You can buy a copy here: 1000-Days-on-the-River-Kwai and is available at all good book stores.

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