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The Resource Another man's war : the story of a Burma boy in Britain's forgotten African army, Barnaby Phillips

Another man's war : the story of a Burma boy in Britain's forgotten African army, Barnaby Phillips

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Another man's war : the story of a Burma boy in Britain's forgotten African army
Title
Another man's war
Title remainder
the story of a Burma boy in Britain's forgotten African army
Statement of responsibility
Barnaby Phillips
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In December 1941 the Japanese invaded Burma. For the British, the longest land campaign of the Second World War had begun. 100,000 African soldiers were taken from Britain's colonies to fight the Japanese in the Burmese jungles. They performed heroically in one of the most brutal theatres of war, yet their contribution has been largely ignored. Isaac Fadoyebo was one of those 'Burma Boys'. At the age of sixteen he ran away from his Nigerian village to join the British Army. Sent to Burma, he was attacked and left for dead in the jungle by the Japanese. Sheltered by courageous local rice farmers, Isaac spent nine months in hiding before his eventual rescue. He returned to Nigeria a hero, but his story was soon forgotten. Barnaby Phillips travelled to Nigeria and Burma in search of Isaac, the family who saved his life, and the legacy of an Empire. Another Man's War is Isaac's story."--Front jacket flap
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
940.54/81669092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D811.F312
LC item number
P45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Another man's war : the story of a Burma boy in Britain's forgotten African army, Barnaby Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Oneworld book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891159198
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780745220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891159198
  • (Sirsi) a1782881
Label
Another man's war : the story of a Burma boy in Britain's forgotten African army, Barnaby Phillips
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Oneworld book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891159198
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780745220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891159198
  • (Sirsi) a1782881

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