26th January 2005
As I've been reading John Toland's 'The Rising Sun', I felt the Mainland conflict (China-Burma-India etc) got relatively little discussion, so I went to my local half-price books and picked up a book called 'The Burma road'. Anyone here read it or know of a better one on this particular theater? It seems a bit shorter than I would have expected to cover such a large topic.
I didn't make it!
Not too many books about the Burmese theatre, it seems, unfortunately. Interesting topic. Hopefully somebody else has more information on the subject than I do.
Gelato pwns all
11th March 2006
If you're interested in that kind of theatre, I'd strongly, strongly suggest this book:
Brian MacArthur does an absolutely fantastic, fantastic job of illustrating the hardships, the ingenuity, and the history of the POW camps, along with getting into the POW's minds. He concentrates on the British, Australian, and US POWs the most, but also mentions the Dutch and other countries as well. It's excellent. I bought it overpriced at a local Borders after divulging into it for a few hours. It was still worth every penny.
15th January 2005
Singapore Burning is a really good one, covers alot too. Its hard to find books on this area, im always on the look out.