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Kohima. In this remote Indian village near the border with Burma, a tiny force of British and Indian troops faced the might of the Imperial Japanese Army. Outnumbered ten to one, the defenders fought the Japanese hand to hand in a battle that was amongst the most savage in modern warfare.
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Fergal Keane OBE was born in London and educated in Ireland. He is one of the BBC's most distinguished correspondents, having worked for the corporation in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Asia and the Balkans. He has been awarded a BAFTA and has been named reporter of the year on television and radio, winning honours from the Royal Television Society and the Sony Radio Awards. He has also been named Reporter of the Year in the Amnesty International Press Awards and won the James Cameron Prize and the Edward R.Murrow Award from the US Overseas Press Association.Review:
`I found myself, on one or two pages towards the close, caught in a choking emotion...the evidence is meticulously gathered and the writing so powerful that it turns a book about a battle into a book about human beings, their existence, their end' Guardian `With this electrifying and heart-rending tale BBC foreign correspondent Fergal Keane has catapulted himself into the top rank of our military historians' Daily Express `In his sweeping account of the battle in Kohima in 1944, Fergal Keane does justice to the memory of the men who fell and who survived...a vivid account which brings to life the brutality of that war...an engrossing narrative of ghastly battle' Independent `A profoundly tragic book by an eminent humanitarian...Fergal Keane is not a man for triumphalism...he is really writing a passionate elegy for all battles...it is a noble book that Keane has written...its grandeur lies in its essential vision - decent forgiving, pitying and always regretful' The Times `Along with his war correspondent's feel for action, Keane brings to the task an eye for detail and a gift for describing what it is like to be in a battle at the lowest level...although Generals may command, plot and plan, in the end the success or failure will rest on the courage, motivation, training and fortitude of ordinary men..."Road of Bones" captures this superlatively' Literary Review
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Book Description Harper Press, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0007237359