ABDA-CBI-SEAC. Book thread.

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by wtid45, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thought I ought to read this one too:

    Lions in the Jungle copy.jpeg
     
  2. TijgerB

    TijgerB Member

    Lucky you my friend
     
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  3. JITTER PARTY

    JITTER PARTY Well-Known Member

    I have read this one and was deeply unimpressed, but it will appeal to the pro-Chindit contingent.
     
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Now that I am within the Chindit Society, I feel I must check out new titles, especially as I have always been Longclothcentric.
     
  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Well the book had some interesting parts, especially in regards Zau June's early life, but on the whole a little disappointed with it. Only 62 pages and most of these were taken up with the general situation in the theatre between 1942-44.
     
  6. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Well-Known Member

    Found this pre-publication review of Tales from the King's African Rifles by John Nunneley. It may be of interest. It is a very long time since I was given a copy - still on the bookshelf.
     

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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Glad to say I finally found a copy of Lost Legion by William Noonan. It is a book written about the Australia contingent of 204 Military Mission to China in 1942. Looking forward to reading about this unit, especially their early training at the Bush Warfare School at Maymyo in Burma, where they would have been under the maverick eye of Mike Calvert R.E.

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  9. bamboo43

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  10. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

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  11. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Would also appreciate your feedback. My Dad was captured in Java and spent his captivity in Japan with Maj Peter William-Powlett of the 3rd Hussars.

    Tim
     
  12. TijgerB

    TijgerB Member

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  13. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I wondered how long it would take for you to appear on this thread. Enjoy the book when it arrives. :salut:
     
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  14. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Mine might arrive before yours but I bet you'll finish it quicker!
     
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  15. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Recently bought Kindle edition of "The Trees are All Young on Garrison Hill" by Gordon Graham. Graham served in the 1st Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders from the time when battalion was reformed in 1940 till the end of the war. He missed early fighting at Kohima but he give nice account about battles down the road to Imphal, and later battles in the central Burma where he led a company during Irrawaddy crossing. It is really nice book, also last part is covering life of different veteran associations and reconciliation meetings with Japanese veterans.

    Another one that is not about ww2, but one that could be interesting to Steve, and the one which in my opinion is definitely must for anyone interested in the Britain-Indonesian Confrontation on Borneo, is "Journeys Hazardous" by Christopher Bullock. Bullock at that time was CO of Support Company of 2nd Bn, 2nd Goorkhas. In book he is describing 5 operation in which he took part, 4 of them were "Claret" operations over the Indonesian border. It is a really good book and I highly recommend it. It could be interesting to Steve because during this time, his Battalion CO was Dominick Neill. Bullock also tell how Neill get into trouble with his Brigade Commander as he went over the border in a helicopter to get out a wounded Gurkha NCO because it was forbidden for battalion COs to do that. Seems like this episode later impacted Neill career in the Army.
     
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  16. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

  17. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for this recommendation sol, I will give the book a go. I have medals in my collection from 2/2 GR and their time in Borneo, as well as my obvious interest in Nik Neill.
     
  18. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Well after little careful consideration I bought it too.
    Wonder if there's been some curiosity at the publishers about the sudden interest in the title.
    Might see about getting yourself a discount as a referral fee;)
     
  19. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I have ordered the book Journeys Hazardous on sol's recommendation. I decided to purchase it from the Gurkha Museum rather than Amazon or eBay. It cost a little bit more, but better to support the museum.
     
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