A Child at Arms: Echoes of War

A Child at Arms: Echoes of War

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Experiences of a young officer in a Gurkha battalion in WW II.

A Child at Arms: Echoes of War

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'Whatever first drove us all to war, it was friendship, trust and loyalty to one another that kept us at it long after we might have preferred to be elsewhere.' Patrick Davis was posted as a novice ‘hostilities only' officer to a veteran Gurkha battalion that ‘had fought for about as long as troops can fight and remain a recoverable unit' during the desperate campaigns in Burma, as Slim and his ‘Forgotten Army' demonstrated to the world the myth of Japanese invincibility, driving the enemy before them in streaming defeat.

This is the narrative of a young officer's fears and triumphs, of the discomforts and tragedies attendant on battle, the terrors and confusion in the midst of action against a fanatically tenacious enemy. There have been few better accounts of the relationship between British officer and Gurkha volunteer, and of the insidious drain on stamina and courage that all men face during prolonged exposure to battle.

Soft cover, 264pgs, maps. Good, page margins tanned. .

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Short Description Experiences of a young officer in a Gurkha battalion in WW II.
Weight (g) 333.0000
Author Patrick Davis
Publisher Buchan& Enright
Date Published 1985 (initially 1970)
ISBN 0-907675-54-9
Size 215mm x 135mm

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