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

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

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.

The Burma Campaign is a strikingly original account from one of our most celebrated historians.'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' BBC History Magazine

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

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

The story that McLynn tells is indeed an epic ... McLynn's 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.' 'It's a marvellous subject, too.

Trevor Royle, Sunday Herald

This account of the longest British and Commonwealth campaign of the Second World War is fervently told

Charlotte Vowden, Daily Express

Comprehensive and engrossing

Brian MacArthur, Literary Review

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