CHINDIT AFFAIR: A Memoir of the War in Burma
Memoir of Chindit officer who flew into northern Burma with 2,200 soldiers of 111 Brigade in March 1944 and exited Burma five months later with eight British officers, a score of British soldiers and 90 Gurkhas. Baines commanded two platoons of young Gurkhas. Describes all the horrors of jungle warfare are here - bodies blood-sucked by leeches and corpses impaled by bamboo; Japanese soldiers reduced to eating human flesh; a court martial and execution; soldiers falling sick and dropping by the wayside, and being killed and wounded in action. He also captures the atmosphere of the jungle; its watercourses, trees, birds and the Kachin villagers' simple way of life.
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Updated as of 9/28/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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