I have listed some of the books I have found and read about the Pekanbaru railway and Indonesia during the war; and some books about the Thai-Burma railway. If you know of any other books let me know, and I will add them to the list
If you would like more information on the books which are listed here, such as where to buy them, please leave me a message!
Traces of War: Survivors of the Burma and Sumatra Railways. Jan Banning (2005).
Prisoners in Java: Accounts by Allied Prisoners of War in the Far East (1942-1945) captured in Java. (2007).
Ambushed under the Southern Cross. Capt. George W. Duffy. (2008).
The Sumatra Railroad - Final Destination Pakan Baroe, 1943 - 1945. Henk Hovinga. (2010).
Prelude to the Monsoon. G.F. Jacobs. (1965).
Into the Sun. Claude Thompson. (1996).
Tragedi Pembangunan Rel Kereta Api. H.M. Syafei Abdullah. (2002).
P.O.W.: One girl's experience in a Japanese P.O.W. camp. Gerarda Bossard. (1999).
Songs of Survival, Women Interned. Helen Colijn. (1995).
- Women Beyond the Wire: A story of prisoners of the Japanese 1942-1945. Lavinia Warner & John Sandilands. (1982).
- White Coolies. Betty Jeffrey. (1954, 1968).
- While History Passed. Jessie Simons. (1954).
- Java Nightmare. Daphne Jackson. (1989).
- Last Tenko. Michael Hardwick. (1984).
Defying the Odds: Surviving Sandakan and Kuching. Michele Cunningham. (2006).
No Turning Back. Graham Greenwood. (2005).
No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII. Robert Weintraub (2015).
The Railway Man. Eric Lomax. (1995).
Surviving the Sword: Prisoners of the Japanese 1942-45. Brian MacArthur. (2005).
One Fourteenth of an Elephant. Ian Denys Peek. (2003).
Miracle on the River Kwai. Ernest Gordon. (1963).
Behind Bamboo. Rohan Rivett. (1946).
The Naked Island. Russell Braddon. (1955).
White Coolie. Ronald Hastain. (1947).
Death Railway. Clifford Kinvig. (1973).
The Missing Years. Stu Lloyd (2009).