Published by Pen and Sword in 2009, 256 pages. Paperback (N3086)
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This book provides a fascinating account of a remarkable expedition made during the Second World War, and it was written in the period immeadiately after the war...
The Second World War still had fourteen months to run and General Orde Wingate, the charismatic leader of the Chindits, had been killed in an aircraft crash only three months earlier. The immediacy of the narrative makes the story as exciting as any novel. For those who took part, the Wingate Expedition was a watershed in their lives.
Bernard Fergusson was one of the men whose whole perception of life and values were changed by the experience. The events are those encountered by Number Five Column, only one of the full Expeditionary Force, but they stand as represention of the whole.