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I am indebted to my dear mother, Joan Porter, who filled in many gaps in the stories and to my sister, Virginia, who as a teenager, was far more patient and interested in listening to my father's tales.

Many thanks also to my long suffering husband Malcolm, daughter Zoë and son Michael for putting up with me during my research and the making of the paintings!

Relative Journeys : River Kwai revisited


Bond, Brian (Ed.) (2004) Secret Letters from the Railway Barnsley:
Pen & Sword Books Ltd

Chalker, Jack (2007) Burma Railway - Images of war London: Mercer books

Clarke, Hugh V. (1986) A Life for Every Sleeper London: Unwin Hyman Ltd

Daugherty III, Leo J. (2002) The Fighting Techniques of a Japanese Infantryman 1941-1945 Staplehurst: Spellmount Ltd

Davies, Peter N. (1991) The Man Behind the Bridge London: The Athlone Press Ltd

Grant, R.G. (1997) Hiroshima and Nagasaki Hove: Wayland Publishers Ltd

Henderson, Michael (2002) Forgiveness: Breaking the Chain of Hate London: Grosvenor Books

Kinvig, Clifford (1998) River Kwai Railway London: Brassey's

Lomax, Eric (1996) The Railway Man London: Vintage

Peachey, Philip R. (2002) Jeweller's Rouge Survival by the River Kwai The Springfield Leisure-Art Collection

Peeke, Mitch & Reed, Bill (2004) Lost Souls of the River Kwai Barnsley:
Pen & Sword Books Ltd

Scott Mowat, Geoffrey (2005) The Rainbow through the Rain Oxford:
New Cherwell Press

Searle, Ronald (2006) To the Kwai - and Back London: Souvenir Press Ltd

Shuttle Jack (1994) Destination Kwai Lincoln: Tucann design & print

Summers, Julie (2005) The Colonel of Tamarkan London: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd

Museums visited

The Far East Prisoners of War Building, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, UK

The Hellfire Pass Memorial, Near Namtok, Thailand

The JEATH War Museum, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Imperial War Museum, London

National Archives, Kew

The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, Kanchanaburi, Thailand


COFEPOW Children (and Families) of Far East Prisoners of War

Researching FEPOW History