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The Forgotten Army: A Burma Soldier's Story in Letters, Photographs and Sketches
An original and very accessible memoir of a soldier fighting the Japanese in World War II written by a veteran. This is an almost forgotten campaign and this account gives the reader an incredible insight into what life was like on the front line in Burma.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Fonthill Media
(first published June 27th 2012)
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James Fenton's collection of soldier stories from the Burma Campaign of WWII, in his excellent book, The Forgotten Army, makes fascinating reading. The title of the book is based on the historical reality that the British XIV Army fought in the most difficult and demanding conditions of the second World War against a determined and very tough Japanese Army. The term "forgotten Army" was coined by the British Press at the end of the war, after Japan had surrendered, because so much of the ...more