Return From The River Kwai – By Joan and Cay Blair, Jr




“RETURN From The RIVER KWAI” By Joan and Cay Blair, Jr. After allied POWs built the River Kwai bridge the Japanese rounded up their American and British prisoners and sent them to Japan to work in factories and mines. More than 2,000 of the POWs were jammed into Rakuyo Maru and Kachidoki Maru for the long sea voyage. Before they could reach Japan however American submarines Pampanito and Sealion sank both ships, unknowingly killing many of the helpless POWs. When American intelligence discovered there were allied POWs aboard the stricken ships, Barb (SS-220), Pampanito (SS-383), Sealion (SS-315) and Queenfish (SS-393) were rushed back to the scene for a bold mid-ocean rescue mission. Told by the author of “Silent Victory,” this is a true and exciting story from World War II. 1979 first edition Hardback (Not a Book Club) with dust jacket. 338 pages, 69 black and white photos with an index. Two maps printed inside front and back covers. One shows attack and sinkings, the other details the rescue.

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Other books of interest:

Combat Patrol

The Silent Service

Silent Victory

Submarine Warriors

Undersea Victory

U.S. Submarine Attacks During World War II

U.S. Submarine Losses