Titre : The Road Past Mandalay. a Personal Narrative
Éditeur : Harper & Brothers, New York
Date d'édition : 1961
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Good+
Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket
, 341 pages, 4 plates, maps, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the publisher: "A favorite storyteller tells his own story from the day in September, 1939, when war comes to him and his battalion in a little Indian outpost near the Afghan border, to a choice or roads six years later." From Wikipedia: "After Staff College Masters next served as Brigade Major in the 114th Indian Infantry Brigade before being "poached" by Joe Lentaigne, another officer from the 4th Gurkhas, to be Brigade Major in 111th Indian Infantry Brigade, a Chindit formation. From March, 1944, the brigade served behind the Japanese lines in Burma. On the death of General Orde Wingate on 24 April, Lentaigne became the Chindits' overall commander and Masters commanded the main body of 111 Brigade. In May, the brigade was ordered to hold a position code-named ‘Blackpool’ near Mogaung in northern Burma. The isolated position was attacked with great intensity for seventeen days and eventually the brigade was forced to withdraw. Masters felt obliged to order the medical orderlies to shoot 19 of his own men, casualties who had no hope of recovery or rescue. Masters later wrote about these events in the second volume of his autobiography, The Road Past Mandalay. ; Ex-Library; 341 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 36937
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