A delightful account of two people against the backdrop of the Burma campaign. Nurses served close to, and sometimes behind the enemy lines in Burma. It is a story that has never been told well and this book puts that right – Most Highly Recommended.
NAME: Some Sunny Day, A nurse, A soldier. A wartime love story FILE: R2680 AUTHOR: Madge Lambert PUBLISHER: Pan/Macmillan BINDING: soft back PAGES: 360 PRICE: £7.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, Second World War, World War 2, The Forgotten Army, Burma, India, nursing, field hospitals, love story ISBN: 978-1-5098-5937-5 IMAGE: B2680.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yd6v22mb LINKS: DESCRIPTION: A delightful account of two people against the backdrop of the Burma campaign. Nurses served close to, and sometimes behind the enemy lines in Burma. It is a story that has never been told well and this book puts that right – Most Highly Recommended. The author was called up and left her peacetime hospital in England for Chittagong and the very different environment of war against the Japanese in the jungle fighting in Burma. Hospitals were established in India and then down into Burma. The US MASH of the Korean War may have been immortalized on film and TV, but British doctors and nurses provided even closer medical support to the Allied Forces in Burma. By the 1950s, the helicopter was revolutionising medivac of wounded soldiers, but in Burma the wounded were evacuated on foot, on donkeys and mules, sometimes by jeep and also by light 'bush' aircraft. There was also one medivac by helicopter when one of the Sikorski R4 Hoverfly machines acquired for evaluation by British military was used to bring out a wounded soldier from one of the Chindit units operating deep behind enemy lines. The Chindit campaigns required the medical teams to work as close as possible to the front line and some were sent behind the line to set up basic facilities for the Chindits who were fighting on through the jungle in the rear of the Japanese main forces. It was dangerous and exhausting work. The medical staff worked miracles and achieved amazing success rates, as often treating disease, as treating battle wounds. This is a story that is heart-warming, inspiring and poignant. It is a story of courage, sacrifice, comradeship, love and endurance. This a story that will appeal to a very wide readership and deserves to be a best seller. We should be very grateful that one of these nurses has found time to write such a wonderful account of life for her, her comrades and their patients in what was a Forgotten War.