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Road of bones : the siege of Kohima 1944 : the epic story of the last great stand of empire

Author: Fergal Keane
Publisher: London : HarperPress, 2010.
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"Kohima. In this remote Indian village near the border with Burma, a tiny force of British and Indian troops faced the might of imperial Japanese army. Outnumbered ten to one, the defenders fought the Japanese hand to hand in a battle that was amongst the most savage in modern warfare."--Book jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fergal Keane
ISBN: 9780007132409 0007132409 9780007237357 0007237359
OCLC Number: 610165193
Description: xxi, 548 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: An empire at bay --
The longest road --
At the edge of the Raj --
The King Emperor's spear --
Kentish men --
Fighting back --
Jungle wallalhs --
The master of the mountain --
The hour of the warrior --
Sato San --
Into the mountains --
Flap --
Onslaught --
To the last man --
Siege --
'Hey! Johnny, let me through' --
Over the mountain --
Dreams dying --
The Black Thirteenth --
A question of time --
The last hill --
Attrition --
The trials of victory, and defeat --
The road of bones --
When the war is over --
The quiet fathers.
Responsibility: Fergal Keane.
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Winner of the British Army Military Book of the Year 2011 The epic story of one of the most savage battles of the Second World War.  Read more...

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Praise for Fergal Keane: 'Keane's real distinction was in his reporting talents, which as this book shows, are considerable.' Evening Standard 'His book is a memoir but it is so much more than that!a Read more...

 
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