Rawlings, Leo. With supporting account by Bill Duncan. Foreword by Lord Mountbatten of Burma.
Title 'AND THE DAWN CAME UP LIKE THUNDER'.
Publisher Rawlings, Chapman, n.p., 1972, Ist edition.
Seller ID 14397
160 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w map on front pastedown, profusely illusrated throughout with 119 b&w reproductions of the author/artist's sketches of his war experiences, b&w photos. "Leo Rawlings was captured at the fall of Singapore, spending three and a half years as a prisoner of war where he made over one hundred eye witness paintings of conditions experienced." Contents: Introduction; Prelude to War; The Malayan Campaign; Slim River; The Retreat Continues; The Last Ditch - Fall of Singapore; The Beginning of the Long Wait - The Trek Up Country; The Railway Camps; Bridge Building, The Kwai; Medical - Dysentry, Cholera, Vitamin Deficiency and its effects, Medical Conditions, Ulcers, Other Tropical Diseases; Back to Singapore - Japanese Atrocities; Liberation; Artist's Note; Introducing Bill Duncan - His valuable contribution to this document. 1" square of remains of sticker and light sticker removal staining at top of free front endpaper, small soft crease at top corner of title page and frontispiece, small bump to bottom corners of boards. Dust jacket has one tiny closed tear, moderate edge wear/rubbing, a few small scuffs on rear panel and on spine, small faint sticker mark on front flap . VG-/G-