Reg Twigg

Survivor on the River Kwai

Survivor on the River Kwai

The Incredible Story of Life on the Burma Railway


Reg Twigg was one of the last men standing from a forgotten war. Called up in 1940, found himself caught up in the worst military defeat in modern British history - the fall of Singapore to the Japanese.

What followed were three years of hell, building the infamous Burma railway for the all-conquering Japanese Imperial Army. Yet Reg decided he would do everything to survive.

With an ingenuity that is astonishing Reg made the deadly jungle - with its malaria, cholera, swollen rivers, lethal snakes and exhausting heat - work for him.

Reg's story is unique.