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We Gave Our Today Burma 1941-1945 by William M. Fowler
  

We Gave Our Today Burma 1941-1945

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We Gave Our Today Burma 1941-1945 by William M. Fowler

The Lost Voices of our 'Forgotten Army' in the war with Japan 1941-45.Nearly a million strong by 1944, the British 14th Army fought and ultimately conquered the Japanese forces that invaded Burma and strove to break through into India. But the victory was hard won, with great suffering along the way. With priority given to defeating Germany, these troops were last in line for additional men and equipment, and they joked about being The Forgotten Army. Here is the story of these remarkable soldiers, whose monument at Kohima reads: 'When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.'

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A very impressive read and a fitting tribute to the men who fought and died in one of the most unforgiving of military theatres. * SOUTH WALES ARGUS * This is the fascinating story of a forgotten army. * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH * A humane and moving story, describing the pain and suffering, strength and immense courage of those involved. * HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER *


About the Author

Educated at Clifton College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, William Fowler was land forces editor of DEFENCE magazine and a contributing editor to JANE'S INFORMATION GROUP. A long term territorial soldier, he served with British forces in the Gulf War and graduated from the French Army Reserve Staff Officers course at the Ecole Militaire in Paris. He conducts regular battlefield tours and broadcasts on radio and television. He is married and lives in Hampshire.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th February 2009

Author

William M. Fowler

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Publisher

Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Second World War
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9780753827147

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