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Born in Yorkshire in 1899, Captain Mick Jennings served with the Royal Engineers (RE) in Mesopotamia from 1917 - 1919. After Sheffield University, he worked in the Sudan, the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and Malaya where becoming the municipal architect in Kuala Lumpur in 1935. He was again serving in the RE when Singapore fell. His escape and captivity are recorded in this book. Post-war after a brief repatriation he returned to Kuala Lumpur where, in 1953, he established his own practice. He retired to New Zealand in 1958. He died in 1964.