As the author of Deception in War :ph34r: I thought about starting this thread by cunningly pretending to be a disinterested reader. But I'm not, so instead this is a blatant plug. My latest book is just out, it's called Burma: The Forgotten War. It's the first comprehensive one-volume account of the war in Burma since Louis Allen's 20 years ago, and benefits from the many personal accounts written since, as well as the material now deposited at the Burma Campaign Memorial Library at the School of Oriental and African Studies. It also fills in some of the gaps in Allen's work, such as the Arakan, which for some reason he ignored after the Admin Box battle in February 1944, although the capture of its airfields on Akyab and Ramree islands was absolutely vital to provide the air support that Fourteenth Army relied upon during the reconquest of Burma in 1945. It's published by John Murray at £25 but you can buy it direct from me if you prefer at www.jonlatimer.com and I'll happily sign it to whoever you choose. At 624 pages it's the perfect Christmas present for anyone needing a new door stop.