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Slim's Burma Boys By John Hill

Slim's Burma Boys by John Hill

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Summary

The longest running campaign fought by the British in the Second World War, the Burma campaign began disastrously in December 1941 with a humiliating retreat, but ended triumphantly in August 1945 with the defeat of the occupying Japanese army. This work relates the personal experiences of men who fought the "Forgotten War" of the Burma campaign.

Slim's Burma Boys Summary

Slim's Burma Boys by John Hill

"Slim's Burma Boys" relates the personal experiences of men who fought the "Forgotten War" of the Burma campaign. Hill wanted his readers to know what it was like to be there and with this in mind he selected a variety of operations and events from B Company of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Berkshire Regiment, which he commanded. He was one of the only men to survive the border crossing into Burma. The Company earned two Military Crosses, a Distinguished Conduct Medal, four Military Medals, and a mention in Despatches. Hill conveys the intensity of involvement in the action, experiencing the adrenaline rush as well as the fear and courage of those who took part in swollen river crossings, patrols, ambushes, skirmishes and major actions against a ruthless and determined enemy who would never surrender. His memoir is of general interest as well as a fitting memoir to his men and should be prescribed reading for all would-be officers and soldiers.

About John Hill

John Hill led B Company of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Berkshire Regiment in the fighting against the Japanese during the Burma campaign of 1941-45. He is now deceased.

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GOR007012116
9781862274075
186227407X
Slim's Burma Boys by John Hill
Used - Like New
Hardback
The History Press Ltd
2007-05-01
192
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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