Quartered Safe Out Here: A Recollection of the War in Burma

Quartered Safe Out Here: A Recollection of the War in Burma

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by George MacDonald Fraser
     
 
At the age of nineteen, the author saw nerve-wracking action during the British army's struggles against the Japanese in Burma, the last great land campaign of World War II. Fraser has now added to his rattling-good common soldier's memoir a substantial new afterword occasioned by the fiftieth anniversary of VJ-Day.

With a new Afterword by the author.

Overview

At the age of nineteen, the author saw nerve-wracking action during the British army's struggles against the Japanese in Burma, the last great land campaign of World War II. Fraser has now added to his rattling-good common soldier's memoir a substantial new afterword occasioned by the fiftieth anniversary of VJ-Day.

With a new Afterword by the author.

Editorial Reviews

Historical Novel Society
Fraser manages to capture the flavor of his comrades while so vividly portraying the grittiness of combat.
John Keegan
There is no doubt that it is one of the great personal memoirs of the Second World War.
London Magazine
[A] racy, pacy, utterly authentic account of far away long ago soldiering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780002726870
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
5.33(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.82(d)

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Quartered Safe Out Here 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
By far one of my Favorite books, Frasers autobiographical tale of his time in the 9th Battalion of the Border Regiment is a real 'can't put it down' type of book. Fraser goes out of his way to bring acrossed the Northern English charecter of the Battalion and his naritive of the attack on temple wood (he dedicates his book steel bonnets to the memory of his friends that died there, their real names and the name of the actual battle are contained in the dedication) is one of the most vivid and truthful I have ever read. all thought the author sometimes raves against modern views, I felt that this helped me get more into the mind set of the main charecter. The book is sad in places but often has a soldiers sense of humor about it (like falling down a well in the middle of a attack). I highly reccomend this book to any student of the Burma Campaign, or WWII.