Another Man's War

R 135.00   R 405.00

Subtitle: The Story of a Burma Boy in Britain's Forgotten Army
Author: Barnaby Phillips
Publisher: Oneworld Publications (2014)
ISBN-10: 1780745222
ISBN-13: 9781780745220
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 3 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg


In December 1941 the Japanese invaded Burma. For the British, the longest land campaign of the Second World War had begun. 100,000 African soldiers were taken from Britain's colonies to fight the Japanese in the Burmese jungles. They performed heroically in one of the most brutal theatres of war, yet their contribution has been largely ignored. Isaac

Fadoyebo was one of those 'Burma Boys'. At the age of sixteen he ran away from his Nigerian village to join the British Army. Sent to Burma, he was attacked and left for dead in the jungle by the Japanese. Sheltered by courageous local rice farmers, Isaac spent nine months in hiding before his eventual rescue. He returned to Nigeria a hero, but his story was soon forgotten. Barnaby Phillips traveled to Nigeria and Burma in search of Isaac, the family who saved his life, and the legacy of an Empire. Another Man's War is Isaac's story.


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