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By Barnaby Phillips

ISBN-10: 1780745230

ISBN-13: 9781780745237

In December 1941 the japanese invaded Burma. For the British, the longest land crusade of the second one global warfare had started. 100,000 African squaddies have been taken from Britain’s colonies to struggle the japanese within the Burmese jungles. They played heroically in a single of the main brutal theatres of warfare, but their contribution has been mostly ignored.

Isaac Fadoyebo was once a type of ‘Burma Boys’. on the age of 16 he ran clear of his Nigerian village to hitch the British military. despatched to Burma, he was once attacked and left for lifeless within the jungle via the japanese. Sheltered via brave neighborhood rice farmers, Isaac spent 9 months in hiding earlier than his eventual rescue. He again to Nigeria a hero, yet his tale was once quickly forgotten. Barnaby Phillips travelled to Nigeria and Burma looking for Isaac, the family members who kept his existence, and the legacy of an Empire. one other Man’s warfare is Isaac’s tale.

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I have had two hot water bottles and a fair old nip of the hard stuff to drive out the damp. W E A R E WA R R I O R S A L L • S E P T E M B E R 1 9 3 9 – C H R I S T M A S 1 9 4 0 35 Back in Norfolk THURSDAY 9th The news today is not good. It looks as if the Germans will be in Holland very soon. If they are then Belgium could fall soon after. George says that Hitler wants to be able to attack us from the Dutch and Belgian coasts. We could have done without that kind of news. I made light of it all when Mavis came round as she does worry so and, as she spends a lot of time on her own, it can get her down.

Service people from what I heard and what the staff told me. One of them was a Navy man and he was getting very angry at one stage about what happened to the Exmouth last month and the Royal Oak. He had been there (Scapa Flow) just before and knew many of those lost. Richard Collins (son of the Collins’s) was back from wherever it is he goes. I often hear questions about why he isn’t in uniform but he talks as if he is and I think he is involved in war work of some kind. He has always been very clever.

The sun was quite warm at times and rather cheering. Fred came and watched us while he leant on his stick and imparted some of his wisdom. There is not much he doesn’t know about gardening. He never wastes an inch of his garden and if I can do half as well as he does I will be well pleased. He said he will sow some leeks, radishes and broad beans for me later in the month. His back was playing him up today as he said with a wink that he had been out all night. I found six pigeons hanging in the outhouse after he had gone.

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