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 Twigg was born at Wigston Leicester barracks on 16 December He was called up to the Leicestershire Regiment in 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 , and revisited the sites of the POW camps. Reg died in , at the age of ninety-nine, two weeks before the publication of this book.
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