Author(s): Fraser, George MacDonald,
Date of Publication: 30/05/2019,
Pagination: 320 pages,
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd,
Published By: HarperCollins Publishers,
Book Classification: Myanmar (Burma), Second World War, Autobiography: historical political & military
Life and death in Nine Section, a small group of hard-bitten and (to modern eyes) possibly eccentric Cumbrian borderers with whom the author, then nineteen, served in the last great land campaign of World War II, when the 17th Black Cat Division captured a vital strongpoint deep in Japanese territory, held it against counter-attack and spearheaded the final assault in which the Japanese armies were, to quote General Slim, "torn apart".