Mist on the Rice-Fields

Mist on the Rice-Fields

A Soldier's Story of the Burma Campaign 1943 - 1045 and Korean War 1950-51

John Shipster

 
Publication date:
July 2008
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
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Overview
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This is the story of a young officer in the Indian Army who commanded a company in the Burma Campaign of 1943 to 1945. It covers the part played by the author and his unit in the long campaign to recover Burma, starting with the fierce close-quarter fighting in the jungles and rice-fields in the Arakan in which the Japanese suffered their first major defeat. The story moves on to Kohima which was the scene of some of the bitterest fighting in the Burma War, and which saved India.

For the author, however, the Burma War was a prelude to the bitter campaign in Korea (1950-51), where the author commanded a company of the Middlesex Regiment in the harsh conditions of extreme cold and snow, as part of the Commonwealth Brigade fighting in close co-operation with the Americans.