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Fighting Through to Kohima: a Memoir of War in India and Burma

Fighting Through to Kohima: a Memoir of War in India and Burma (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Lowry, Michael

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Lt Col Michael Lowry MC MBE, was awarded the Military Cross for his role in the desperate defensive action at Kohima, rated the worst of the campaign in Burma. This is a fascinating and inspiring book, one of the most action-packed memoirs of the war in Burma ever published.

ISBN 9781844150038
Published 13 February 2003 by Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9781844150038
ISBN-10 1844150038
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Imprint Leo Cooper Ltd
Publication Date 13 February 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Lowry, Michael
Category True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, British, World War, 1939-1945 - Regimental histories - Great Britain., World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Burma., World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - India., World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Burma
NBS Text True Military / Combat Stories
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.5425092
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This author is extraordinarily lucky to be alive! All those who read this splendid Second World War memoir will doubtless come to the same view. After joining up in 1939 with the Queen's Royal Regiment the Author was posted to the North West Frontier of India where he cut his teeth chasing Pathan tribesman bandit gangs for two years. This was exciting enough but only a taste of what was to come. The Japanese advance into Burma threatened India and along with many thousands of British and Colonial troops Lowry found himself fighting in the Arakan region. Conditions were appalling and the fighting was extremely bitter by any standards. His Battalion was cut off by the Japs for three weeks but refused to surrender yet even worse was to come as the Battalion was thrown into the thick of the action at Kohima which is rated as the most desperate defensive action for the campaign. In one week 173 members of this Battalion were lost. Lowry himself was seriously wounded when a Japanese officer dropped out of a tree onto him. All this is vividly described in this fascinating and inspiring book.

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Author's Bio

Lt Col Michael Lowry MC MBE pursued a successful military career until his retirement when he became a sheep farmer. He lives near Shaftesbury, Dorset.

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