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Monsoon Victory

By: Gerald Hanley (588/35864)
Publisher: White Lion ISBN: 0856172243
(From the John Laffin Library)

When the sky darkens at the time of the monsoon it is like the silent approach of a power that dwarfs humanity. It was during the monsoon in July, 1944 that the 11th Division East African Rifles went into action to drive the Japanese out of Burma. Their achievement to fight through the jungles which were now pestilential swamps had been considered at the outset totally impossible.

Captain Gerald Hanley was with the 11th Division as Special War correspondent. He writes graphically of the stark conditions of jungle warfare the cruelty, the excitement, the tension, the exhaustion and shows insight into the attitudes both of the Japanese troops and of the Africans who fought with the British soldiers in the 11th Division.

June 2008


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