The Bridge Over the River Kwai

The Bridge Over the River Kwai

A classic novel of the Pacific theater of the Second World War re-creates the events surrounding the construction of a Japanese supply bridge over the River Kwai by British prisoners-of-war during World War II. Reprint. 10,000 first ...

Author: Pierre Boulle

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 9780891419136

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

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A classic novel of the Pacific theater of the Second World War re-creates the events surrounding the construction of a Japanese supply bridge over the River Kwai by British prisoners-of-war during World War II. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Categories: Fiction

The Bridge Over the River

The Bridge Over the River

It will suffice to mention here that Dr. Steiner, who died in 1925, left a legacy of
fundamental books and more than 6000 lectures on his spiritual investigations as
a conscious clairvoyant. There he describes in detail life after death and ...

Author:

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0910142599

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 99

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This book contains communications from Sigwart, a young musician, to his sister after his death in 1915. After experiencing an inner unrest leading to the feeling that her brother was trying to contact her, she gradually achieved conscious contact with him, receiving the remarkable messages included here, messages that she shared with Rudolf Steiner. Containing prayers, meditations, insights, advice, and a view of the world born aloft by love, this book will comfort, enlighten, and speak to hearts of everyone, regardless of background.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Study Guide for Pierre Boulle s The Bridge over River Kwai

A Study Guide for Pierre Boulle s  The Bridge over River Kwai

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410342065

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 25

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A Study Guide for Pierre Boulle's "The Bridge over River Kwai," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Author: Pierre Boulle

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:163196326

Category: Burma

Page: 170

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Captured by the Japanese, British soldiers and their ranking officer, Colonel Nicholson are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge. Despite the cruel treatment by the brutal Colonel Saito, Nicholson displays unyelding courage and the bridge becomes a matter of obsessive British pride to him. Meanwhile, the British High Command has instructed a commando team to destroy the vital span.
Categories: Burma

Bridge over the River

Bridge over the River

At any rate, the unrest over here is often terrible; too many and too varied
elements are embattling and interpenetrating each other. It takes great willpower
to remaintranquil, but impatience succeeds even less. I can only look quietly into
the ...

Author: Sigwart

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781621511632

Category: MUSIC

Page: 99

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This book contains communications from a young musician named Sigwart to his sister after his death in 1915. After experiencing an inner unrest leading to the feeling that her brother was trying to contact her, she gradually achieved conscious contact with him, receiving the remarkable messages included here, messages that she shared with Rudolf Steiner. Containing prayers, meditations, insights, advice, and a view of the world born aloft by love, it will comfort, enlighten, and speak to hearts of all persuasions.
Categories: MUSIC

The Woman on the Bridge Over the Chicago River

The Woman on the Bridge Over the Chicago River

The boy looks up As the grieving sound of his own begetting Keeps on , And his
willow mother mars her mirror Of the lake with tears . It is cold and snowing And
the snow is falling into the river . On the bridge , lit by the white shadow of The ...

Author: Allen R. Grossman

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811207153

Category: Poetry

Page: 82

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Categories: Poetry

The Colonel of Tamarkan

The Colonel of Tamarkan

Re-creating the story of this remarkable leader with tremendous skill and narrative flair, and drawing on many original interviews with Second World War POWs from the Asian theatre, The Colonel of Tamarkan is a riveting blend of biography ...

Author: Julie Summers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471152948

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Alec Guinness won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the dogmatic but brittle commanding officer in David Lean's film "The Bridge on the River Kwai". While a brilliant performance, it owed more to fiction than fact, as the man who actually commanded the POWs ordered to build the infamous bridges -- there were in fact two: one wooden, one concrete -- was cut from very different cloth. Lieutenant Colonel Philip Toosey was the senior officer among the 2,000-odd Allied servicemen incarcerated in Tamarkan prison camp, and as such had to comply with the Japanese orders to help construct their Thailand-Burma railway. With malnutrition, disease and brutality their constant companions, it was a near-impossible task for soldiers who had already endured terrible privations -- and one which they knew would be in the service of their enemy. But under Toosey's careful direction, a subtle balancing act between compliance and subversion, the Allied inmates not only survived but regained some sense of self-respect. Re-creating the story of this remarkable leader with tremendous skill and narrative flair, and drawing on many original interviews with Second World War POWs from the Asian theatre, THE COLONEL OF TAMARKAN is a riveting blend of biography and history.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lincoln s Greatest Case The River the Bridge and the Making of America

Lincoln s Greatest Case  The River  the Bridge  and the Making of America

First. Bridge. over. the. First. River. It. is hard to imagine a time when there were
no bridges over the Mississippi River. ... If they were not made by nature itself—a
broken tree limb fallen across a stream or stones scattered in a river—they were ...

Author: Brian McGinty

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871407856

Category: History

Page: 320

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The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight. In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, and the nation’s attention, absorbed by the Dred Scott case, was riveted by a new civil trial. Dramatically reenacting the Effie Afton case—from its unlikely inception, complete with a young Abraham Lincoln’s soaring oratory, to the controversial finale—this “masterful” (Christian Science Monitor) account gives us the previously untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.
Categories: History

Index of Colonial and State Laws Between the Year 1663 and 1877 Inclusive

Index of Colonial and State Laws Between the Year 1663 and 1877 Inclusive

Bridge over the river Delaware , at Columbia Glass Manufactory , to erect ... 40
ses . 2 sit . , Statutes , 23 1822. Bridge over the river Delaware , at Columbia
Glass Manufactory , act amended .. 47 46 1832. Bridge over the river Delaware ,
at ...

Author: John Hood

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101072863846

Category: Law

Page: 1136

View: 535

Categories: Law

The Statutes at Large from the Magna Charta to the End of the Eleventh Parliament of Great Britain Anno 1761 continued to 1806 By Danby Pickering

The Statutes at Large from the Magna Charta  to the End of the Eleventh Parliament of Great Britain  Anno 1761  continued to 1806   By Danby Pickering

15 , For building a temporary bridge over vol . 36 , the river Tyne , between
Newcastle and Earl Brooke and Warwick enabled to Gateshead , in Durtam , and
for com - build a bridge over the river Avon , in pleting a new stone bridge there ,
& c ...

Author: Great Britain

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105062766436

Category: Law

Page:

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Categories: Law

Bridge Across the Missouri River at Atchison Kans

Bridge Across the Missouri River at Atchison  Kans

s bridge over the Missouri River located at Atchison , Kans . Said deponent states
there have been times within the past 4 years when on approaching the said
Atchison & Eastern Co . ' s bridge to cross same he has found the way blocked ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Bridges

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110107112

Category: Bridges

Page: 163

View: 765

Considers (73) S. 2334.
Categories: Bridges

The City the River the Bridge

The City  the River  the Bridge

Many drivers likely crossed the Mississippi River, on the i-35w bridge or other
bridges, without actually being conscious that they were crossing a river of note.
Crossing the Mississippi here is usually a quick trip. The river is fairly narrow just
 ...

Author: Patrick Nunnally

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816667666

Category: History

Page: 183

View: 735

Exploring the university's role in understanding how disasters impact communities.
Categories: History

Daily River Stages at River Gage Stations on the Principal Rivers of the United States

Daily River Stages at River Gage Stations on the Principal Rivers of the United States

The other gage is located about 1,000 feet below the bridge , on the left bank of
the river , and is securely nailed to a 4 by 4 inch scantling which is driven into the
bottom of the river and braced to an oak tree growing near the bank . It is made of
 ...

Author: United States. Weather Bureau

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D001108301

Category: Stream measurements

Page:

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Categories: Stream measurements

The Literary Panorama

The Literary Panorama

The object which terminates our survey , cient importance to justify ( what never is
the bridge over the river Eden at Carlisle . must be lost sight of ) the exertion and
the At present , this river is divided into two expence . Mr. Telford presents the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081672994

Category: English literature

Page:

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Categories: English literature

Survivor on the River Kwai

Survivor on the River Kwai

... where the railway lines from Burma and Thailand met 38 The bamboo bridge
at Konkuita 39 Train on the bridge at Tamarkan, 1945 40 'Bridge over the River
Kwai, 1943' by Leo Rawlings 41 'The Blondinis' by Murray Griffin 42 'Journey by ...

Author: Reg Twigg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241965108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 800

Survivor on the River Kwai is the heartbreaking story of Reg Twigg, one of the last men standing from a forgotten war. Called up in 1940, Reg expected to be fighting Germans. Instead, he found himself caught up in the worst military defeat in modern British history - the fall of Singapore to the Japanese. What followed were three years of hell, moving from one camp to another along the Kwai river, building the infamous Burma railway for the all-conquering Japanese Imperial Army. Some prisoners coped with the endless brutality of the code of Bushido by turning to God; others clung to whatever was left of the regimental structure. Reg made the deadly jungle, with its malaria, cholera, swollen rivers, lethal snakes and exhausting heat, work for him. With an ingenuity that is astonishing, he trapped and ate lizards, harvested pumpkins from the canteen rubbish heap and with his homemade razor became camp barber. That Reg survived is testimony to his own courage and determination, his will to beat the alien brutality of camp guards who had nothing but contempt for him and his fellow POWs. He was a risk taker whose survival strategies sometimes bordered on genius. Reg's story is unique. Reg Twigg was born at Wigston (Leicester) barracks on 16 December 1913. He was called up to the Leicestershire Regiment in 1940 but instead of fighting Hitler he was sent to the Far East, stationed at Singapore. When captured by the Japanese, he decided he would do everything to survive. After his repatriation from the Far East, Reg returned to Leicester. With his family he returned to Thailand in 2006, and revisited the sites of the POW camps. Reg died in 2013, at the age of ninety-nine, two weeks before the publication of this book.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Index to the Laws of Maryland from the Year 1818 to 1825 Inclusive

Index to the Laws of Maryland  from the Year 1818 to 1825  Inclusive

Ch . as A bridge to be built on the Antietam , at Frederick Zigler's ford , in
Washington county , 57 Further levý for the ... 135 An additional supplement to
the act to incorporate a company to build a bridge over the river Susquehannah ,
166 The ...

Author: William Kilty

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112104865235

Category: Law

Page: 237

View: 848

Categories: Law

Reports from the Commissioners

Reports from the Commissioners

About Ten Miles lower down the same River, is the old Military Bridge on the
Badenoch Road; a Bridge which has recently much risen in importance,—the
completion of the Atholl Road through the Perthshire Grampians having created
a ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555094246

Category:

Page:

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The Eternal Bridge Over the River Innocence

The Eternal Bridge Over the River Innocence

At the age of 16, Hanni joins the jihad, embarking on a military journey that is both reckless and dangerous; a journey to the heart of radical Islam.

Author: Aimen Dean

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783066407

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 587

At the age of 16, Hanni joins the jihad, embarking on a military journey that is both reckless and dangerous; a journey to the heart of radical Islam.
Categories: Fiction

Moviesforbusiness com Presents Movies for Leaders

Moviesforbusiness com Presents Movies for Leaders

THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI : Going to the Dogs by Going by the Book As
part of a corporate exchange program , you and a team of American engineers
have been loaned to an Asian firm for a year , while a team from that company ...

Author: Shaun Higgins

Publisher: New Media Ventures, Inc.

ISBN: 0923910174

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 117

View: 187

Categories: Performing Arts