Bridge With Three Men by Anthony Hewitt

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Bridge With Three Men

Across China To The Western Heaven in 1942

by Anthony Hewitt

Jonathan Cape, 1986, ISBN 0224028642, black & white photographs, hardcover, dustjacket

Fine, Gently Used Condition.

'Colonel Tony Hewitt, who has died aged 89, was awarded an MC during World War II for a daring escape from a Japanese PoW camp. Hewitt entered Sandhurst in 1933 and was commissioned into the Middlesex Regiment, Duke of Cambridge's Own. In 1935 he was posted to the 1st Battalion in Egypt. The next year, his unit moved to Singapore and thence to Hong Kong. In December 1941 Hong Kong was captured by the Japanese. Hewitt, then a captain and the adjutant of the 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, was imprisoned in Sham Shui Po PoW camp on the Kowloon peninsula. February 2 1942, Hewitt and two comrades - Eddy Crossley, a pilot officer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and Douglas Scriven of the Indian Medical Service - escaped in a sampan. After many adventures, Hewitt contacted the British Military Mission at Kukong. Later he took part in D-Day, liberation of France and advance into Germany.'