From Boy Soldier to Major: British Army 1931-72 (Hardcover)

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From Boy Soldier to Major: British Army 1931-72 (Hardcover)

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A personal account of a career soldier, his early life in the 1920's in a rural working-class family, orphaned at 13 years of age and enlistment into boy-service of the British Army one year later. Sent to India at 15 years of age, narrating an insight into military life in Pre-Independence India.

An individual perception of the military pre-war years in India and Burma and his experiences during the war with the great retreat from Burma by a fragmented battalion.

Post war military life and steady progression in rank and responsibility through to his retirement at 55 years in 1972.

He passed away at 99 years and was buried in Stillingfleet, the Yorkshire village where he was born.


Product Details ISBN: 9781839754890
ISBN-10: 1839754893
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Limited
Publication Date: July 1st, 2021
Pages: 378
Language: English