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This is a true account of an incredible journey across the world and back, driving a Land Rover. The year is 1957, and the intrepid Eric Edis had planned an expedition, on scraps of paper, during his long spell in a hospital bed.
However, not wanting to follow in the footsteps of others, Eric decides to follow his long-term dream and do something that had never been done before; he is going to drive from London to Australia....and back again.
After bringing together a team from mixed backgrounds and both sexes, he sets off with the most basic equipment on his massive adventure behind the wheel of the old vehicle, which was once used for the delivery of vegetables. But there is one thing he can't plan for in advance. Entry to the famous Burma/Ledo Road .... Burma at this time was in the grip of conflict. Its borders with India had been closed since the end of World War II and they would not grant land-travel visas to anyone, citing that it was just too dangerous. Eric decides to cross that bridge when he comes to it, twice to be precise! How do his team get through Burma? Well, on a wing and a prayer mostly, and with a slightly illegal manoeuvre that would make James Bond proud!
Follow Eric and the team through problem after problem, adventure after adventure, from civilized Indian tea to being hauled from a swamp by an elephant. Dragged from a river by a Bren gun carrier and saved by the Mujaheddin from the frozen hell of an Afghan winter.
And remember, these were the days before GPS, SATNAV, mobile phones, and any of the modern technological aids we take for granted today. All Eric had in Burma was a sketch map and sheer, cussed, unwavering determination.