Jerry Bird

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Kohima 1944 (Campaign) by Robert Lyman
Kohima 1944 (Campaign) by Robert Lyman
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent work., 18 Jan 2011
I have been a fan of Robert Lyman's work, as well as being a fan of the Osprey series as a whole. Through personal correspondence and following news via the author's own web-site, this was another eagerly anticipated publication to add to my Kohima collection.

As mentioned by other reviewers, the size of the publication means that it cannot obviously compare to larger publications dealing this subject matter. Non the less it is an excellent companion, and very well researched as is usual of Robert Lyman's publications. Great maps, photos and artwork bring the narrative to life.

I would recommend this book to anyone with no previous knowledge as an initial overview /… Read more
Road of Bones: The Siege of Kohima 1944 - The Epic&hellip by Fergal Keane
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Account, 18 Jan 2011
I love this book, and just could not put it down. In fact, when I first knew that this book was due to be published, and by such a World class journalist as Fergal Keane, then it was on my 'most wanted' list. Fergal Keane writes authoritively, and captures the raw grit of how the battle was fought and seen from both sides; from Private to Officer.

Despite my fairly extensive personal 'Kohima' library, Road of Bones has given me an even greater depth of knowledge and understanding of the Siege / Battle of Kohima, plus it nicely compliments all of the other publications. Fantastic job, highly recommended and a must for anyone interested in the Burma Campaign of WWII. Thank… Read more
The Trees are All Young on Garrison Hill: An Explo&hellip by Gordon Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply a wonderful read, 14 April 2009
Wow! Having only just bought my copy of this book I could hardly put it down. In fact, as I write I am starting to re-read it again. A remarkable story of a young officer's 6 years of service, of which the last 18 months was to see him through some of the toughest and most horrendous fighting of the Burma Campaign.

Gordon Graham's style of writing is easy, modest and straight from the heart. However, this does not mean that the events are made any the less real; or less frightening. From the relative calm of first arriving in India through to the bloody battle of Kohima and subsequent drive into Burma before hostilities ceased, the reader 'lives' through his experiences as an… Read more