Stewart Mitchell became Volunteer Researcher at the Gordons Museum. Aberdeen in 2005 after a career in environmental protection. He is also the author of Scattered Under the Rising Sun The Gordon Highlanders in Japanese Captivity (Pen and Sword Military, 2012) describing the horrific ordeals of the officers and men of 2nd Battalion Gordon highlanders between 1942 and 1945. Stewart lives with his wife at Bridge of Down, Aberdeen.
The book acts as a tribute to these deserving but often forgotten
soldiers and their collective courage, giving a voice to their
inspiring and at times harrowing stories.'--Scottish Field
I learnt a lot from this book and highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the Gordon Highlanders or prisoners of war from this historical event. It's a great read!--The Few Good Men