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Battle tales from Burma

Author: John Randle
Publisher: Barnsley, Soth Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Randle served with the greatly respected Baluch Regiment of the former Indian Army right through the fiercely fought Burma Campaign, winning an MC on the way yet, when VJ Day dawned, he was only some 60 miles from where he had started out from nearly four years before." "Unlike most other war memoirs, this book adopts the original and attractive approach of being a selection of self-contained stories drawn  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Named Person: John Randle; John Randle; John Randle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Randle
ISBN: 1844151123 9781844151127
OCLC Number: 57730975
Description: xxiv, 150 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by John Randle.

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John Randle served with the Baluch Regiment of the former Indian Army throughout the entire Burma campaign, winning an MC. This is his version of the war, a tale of valour and human frailties, but  Read more...

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by SiegfriedSchwertner (WorldCat user on 2007-10-29)

< John Randle served with the greatly respected Baluch Regiment of the former Indian Army right through the fiercely fought Burma Campaign, winning an MC on the way yet, when VJ Day dawned, he was only some 60 miles from where he had started out from nearly four years before . Unlike most other war memoirs, this book adopts the original and attractive approach of being a selection of self-contained stories drawn from the author's experiences and memories. Some are long, other mere vignettes; some are moving and serious, others are light-hearted even hu-morous; some cover hard-won victories and success, others defeat and reversal; some describe acts of great valour, others reflect human frailty. All however are well worth reading and give a very accurate and personal picture of war at its bitterest when men are drawn together and indi-viduals are under that most demanding microscope of their fellow comrades-in-arms.". "Written with modesty, clarity and a light touch, Battle Tales of Burma covers the bad days of retreat from Ran-goon, the dramatic turning point at Imphal when our troops realised that the Japs could be defeated, and the en-suing advance before ultimate victory. We read of the ac-tions and deeds of both British and Indian soldiers and their regiments and the fanatic fervour of a resourceful and ruthless enemy. > - Book jacket

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