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Interesting stories from the other side.,
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This review is from: Tales By Japanese Soldiers (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) (Paperback)
These are first-hand accounts by Japanese soldiers in WW2 Burma. At first, everything goes swimmingly and the troops are racing up towards Rangoon. However over-extended supply lines, and a fight back by the Allies, create a maelstrom of disaster and the latter half of the book is a shocking story of starvation and desperate defeat. Each tale is quite brief, no more than five pages. The conditions suffered by the troops are appalling. The book is excellent for describing the awfulness of defeat. For all the barbarity of some Japanese thugs, the book reminds us that the ordinary foot soldiers suffered terribly as they were abandoned. I really recommend this book.