Edited by W.C. Law
Published privately. Date unknown, probably immeadiately after the war, 166 pages. Hardback - 23.5cm by 31cm. (A12QWSO)
From the foreword: A strange civilization became suddenly revealed to a group of Canadians with the R.C.A.F. in the East. No person could hope to understand the psychology, the religions, or the customs of such vast populations in less than a lifetime" of study. The combined experience of several hundred people whose travels have carried them into widely dispersed areas of India, Burma and China, promised to more nearly achieve such an ambitious programme.
This volume IS the result of their efforts. Contributions of articles, photographs and sketches were accumulated, checked for authenticity, and recorded as a souvenir for those who served against the Japanese in South East Asia, as well as an attempt to bring a better understanding between the East and West.
The entire work has been accomplished largely by amateurs, and though every effort has been taken to avoid technical errors, there are, undoubtedly, some mistakes. If so, we crave your indulgence.
The condition of the book is generally ok. The blue cover boards have several minor scuffs, and light wear and bumping along the edges and corners, but the spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is some light undulations to the inside pages, and the book has a slight musty smell from being stored.