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Book Title: A Child at Arms|
The author of the book: Patrick A. Davis
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 576 KB
Date of issue: October 1st 2006
ISBN 13: 9781862273375
Read full description of the books A Child at Arms:Patrick Davis was posted as a novice "hostilities only" officer to a veteran Gurkha battalion that "had fought for about as long as troops can fight and remain a recoverable unit" during the desperate campaigns in Burma, as Slim and his "Forgotten Army" demonstrated to the world the myth of Japanese invincibility, driving the enemy before them in streaming defeat. This is the narrative of a young officer's fears and triumphs, of the discomforts and tragedies attendant on battle, the terrors and confusion in the midst of action against a fanatically tenacious enemy. There have been few better accounts of the relationship between British officer and Gurkha volunteer, and of the insidious drain on stamina and courage that all men face during prolonged exposure to battle. This is a welcome reissue of one of the finest pieces of writing to emerge from World War II.
Read information about the authorPatrick A. Davis is the national and New York Times bestselling author of six previous novels: The Commander, A Slow Walk to Hell, A Long Day for Dying, The Colonel, The General, and The Passenger. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Army Command and General Staff College, and a former Air Force major who flew during the Gulf War. He helped plan and direct U-2 surveillance operations for Operation Desert Storm and flew eleven combat sorties. He is a former pilot with a major airline.
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