I have read bits and pieces about the First Arakan in a number of books (Louis Allen, Slim, Michael Hickey, John Moremon), and from what I have read it was one of the most disastrous operations of the war. What I find particularly inexplicable is that it happened long after Singapore and the first Burma campaign, by which time I would have thought the army would have at least learned what not to do against the Japanese. I am also puzzled by the fact there does not seem to be a complete book-length account of CANNIBAL, or at least none that I can find. I am interested in hearing comments from forum members about the campaign as well as reading suggestions. If you know a good book about all this I'd like to know of it too.