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The Forgotten Highlander by Alistair Urquhart

How strongly I recommend this book: 9 / 10

Date read: March 16, 2024


There are so many key observations from this incredible story of the WWII British soldier captured by the Japanese. From being sent to work on the Death Railway, to the Hellships, to surviving in the open sea with no food for 5 days. Disappointing that his country didn’t even recoginize the sacrificies that were made by these soldiers. It’s been a while that a book has moved me this much. Please buy a copy and read this.

Favorite Quotes and Chapter Notes

I went through my notes and captured key quotes from all chapters below.

P.S. – Highly recommend Readwise if you want to get the most out of your reading.


One - Will Ye No Come Back Again?

Two - Jealousy

Three - Land of Hope and Glory!

Four - Death March

Five - Hellfire Pass

Six - Bridge on the River Kwai

Seven - It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie

Eight - Sentimental Journey

Nine - Back from the Dead

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