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This review is from: Forgotten Voices of Burma: A New History of the Second World War's Forgotten Conflict in the Words of Those Who Were There (Hardcover)
Another great book in the FORGOTTEN VOICES series.
It covers the campaign in Burma 1941-45 using the accounts of the people who were involved in it.
The jungle was an horrendous place to fight a war against the Japs, the conditions they had to live and fight in were pretty awful.
They had to put up with malaria, dysentry, leeches, monsoons, lack of fresh water and proper medical facilities having to improvise with what they had.
The Japs were a very strong and formidable enemy who didn't want to take any prisoners, they would sooner kill badly wounded or dying Allied troops rather than take them as POWs.
Now having read this book and having a better understanding of the war in the Far East I can fully understand why the troops that fought this campaign and survived hate the Japanese for the battlefield atrocities they commited against their comrades.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about the Burma campaign, reading first hand accounts of the troops who fought there really brings home the horror of war.