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  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446449318
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544
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The Burma Campaign

Disaster into Triumph 1942-45




A vivid, brutal and enthralling account of the Burma Campaign - one of the most punishing and hard-fought military adventures of World War Two

The Burma Campaign was one of the most punishing and protracted military adventures of World War Two. Impenetrable jungle, poor transport infrastructure, seasonal monsoon rains, as well as famine, disease, snakes and crocodiles all bore heavily on the troops.

Against this extraordinary backdrop, Frank McLynn constructs the dramatic story of the four larger-than-life commanders directing the Allied effort: Louis Mountbatten, Orde Wingate, Joseph Stilwell and William Slim, and explores the Campaign through their often stormy relationship.

Vivid, brutal, utterly enthralling, The Burma Campaign is a strikingly original account from one of our most celebrated historians.

  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446449318
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544
Categories:

About the author

Frank McLynn

Frank McLynn is a highly regarded historian, who specialises in biographies and military history. He has written over 20 books, including critically acclaimed biographies of Napoleon and Richard the Lionheart. Other books include 1066, Stanley, 1759, and Marcus Aurelius. He is a graduate of Wadham College, Oxford, and London University, where he obtained his doctorate.

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Praise for The Burma Campaign

Epic...a comprehensive and engrossing account

Brian MacArthur, Literary Review

McLynn gives an honest, gruelling account of the longest most punishing campaign fought by the British during the Second World War

Iain Finlayson, The Times

Easily one of the best books he has written in a long and distinguished career... A marvellous subject, too

Trevor Royle, Sunday Herald

Magnificent...a closely woven, tightly argued and beautifully written account of the extraordinary men and women who were responsible for the higher direction of the war... This book delights, page after page. McLynn held me spellbound

Robert Lyman, BBC History Magazine

A riveting read

Christopher Sylvester, Daily Express

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