No Surrender In Burma, Operations Behind Japanese Lines, Captivity and Torture

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The author was a member of the Special Service Detachment II assigned to train Chinese guerilla units. He was then tasked with destroying airfields and taking bullion to India, Betrayed to the Japanese 20 miles short of the Indian border, he suffered prolonged torture. This is a very graphic account of endurance and survival against brutal odds. The story may be difficult to read in parts but that level of brutal treatment usually is. A story that had to be told and deserves to be read.

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NAME: No Surrender In Burma, Operations Behind Japanese Lines, Captivity and Torture
DATE: 081214
FILE: R2105
AUTHOR: Fred C Goode
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 246
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, Second World War, Burma, Far East, Japan, POW, war crime, jungle warfare
ISBN: 1-47382-378-1
IMAGE: B2105.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The author was a member of the Special Service Detachment II assigned to train Chinese guerilla units. He was then tasked with destroying airfields and taking bullion to India, Betrayed to the Japanese 20 miles short of the Indian border, he suffered prolonged torture. This is a very graphic account of endurance and survival against brutal odds. The story may be difficult to read in parts but that level of brutal treatment usually is. A story that had to be told and deserves to be read.

The stories of great courage and endurance in Burma and Malaya should have been told decades ago, but there was a desire to move forward into peace that left the tales untold. This book is difficult to review because it should be read from the first page to the last and the reader should form his or her opinion. It is almost in the category of a novel because it is in a unique area with the twists and turns that a novel should contain, but it is a true story and a powerful story.

It is commendable that the publisher should bring this account to print and sad that the author died in 1993. The story has been sensitively edited by the author’s son who now lives in Malaysia with his Japanese wife.

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