Kaladan Mortars - A Walk on a Knife Edge, by Michael Clarke

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Kaladan Mortars - A Walk on a Knife Edge, by Michael Clarke
Kaladan Mortars - A Walk on a Knife Edge, by Michael Clarke

Published by Woodfield in 1994, 94 pages. Paperback (N4602)

From the rear side cover: This book is about the mortar battery with which Michael Clarke saw action in Burma in 1944-45. It describes in detail the conditions, climate and terrain through which they fought; the long march in, the campaign, the capture of Myohaung, and then the long march out again to Buthidaung.

It was not a spectacular campaign, hardly raising a comment in the press at the time nor more than a few lines in most official accounts. The Division, of which they were part had no vehicles, so they all marched, carrying their arms and supplies as they went...

The objective of this book is both to record the activities of a minor unit of the Forgotten 14th Army, and to salute the important part played by the African soldiers, whose courage, humour and endurance contributed so much to the hard slog through Burma's hills, and the ultimate defeat of the Japanese.

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound - the book looks like it has never been read! 

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