George MacDonald Fraser—beloved for his series of Flashman historical novels—offers an action-packed memoir of his experiences in Burma during World War II. Fraser was only 19 when he arrived there in the war’s final year, and he offers a first-hand glimpse at the camaraderie, danger, and satisfactions of service. A substantial Epilogue, occasioned by the 50th anniversary of VJ-Day in 1995, adds poignancy to a volume that eminent military historian John Keegan described as “one of the great personal memoirs of the Second World War.”
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At the age of nineteen, the author saw nerve-wracking action during the British army's struggles against the Japanese in Burma, the last great land campaign of World War II. Fraser has now added to his rattling-good common soldier's memoir a substantial new afterword occasioned by the fiftieth anniversary of VJ-Day.About the Author:
The author of the famous Flashman series and the Private McAuslan stories,
worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada. In addition to his novels he has also written numerous films, most notably
, and the James Bond film
. He is also the author of
about his World War II service in Burma, and
about the Anglo-Scottish wars. He passed away at the age of eighty-two in 2008.
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