The web page links below will allow you a
preview of just four
chapters from Margaret Siriol Colley's 300-page book, Gareth Jones: A Manchukuo
Incident, which contains over 100 photos, many taken by Gareth.
on the link 'My Uncle Gareth' to read an introductory chapter about Gareth's short eventful life
prior to his fascinating 'Final Journey' into Japanese controlled Manchuria [Manchukuo
from where he was never to return alive.
'Capturing the News'
has two short chapters relating to Gareth's kidnapping as told by the press
over two weeks in August
which follows the main two sections of Siriol Colley's book which were painstakingly
complied and researched over ten years (and for obvious book sales
considerations have been omitted from this web preview!)
first section covers Gareth's fascinating Far Eastern travelogue pieced together
from his numerous letters, diaries, interviews and notes. The second then
section provides a retrospective and in-depth investigation into his murder (utilising
many sources including almost 400 pages of classified British Foreign
Office records; kept secret under the 30 year rule).
to get a better understanding of the full structure of the book, and also
discover some minor sections of the book, then by clicking HERE
will take you to the Table of Contents page for the whole book.
last link on this page gives an in-depth 'Historical Background' to the
politics of the Far East and especially Manchukuo [Manchuguo] (Japanese
controlled Manchuria) prior to Gareth's fact-finding tour in 1935.
These previews can be viewed in two ways. Click on the yellow links below to
read on line using your web browser, or alternatively you can view and print out
the most revised version (for
personal use only) using Adobe Acrobat Reader if it is already installed on