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Burma books

Post by Hasher » Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:56 am

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Does any one have suggestions on books I should read on Aviation and war history in Burma. Planning a return visit to Burma in October and would like to visit some more sights in the north.


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Post by clutchfan » Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:01 am

Try "The Burma Road" by Donovan Webster.

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Post by Daniel Leahy » Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:42 am

The "Bloody Shambles" series of books covers the air war in the 'Far East' extremely well. I believe the third volume concentrates on the RAF in places (including what is now Myanmar) between 1943 and 1945.
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Post by Pips » Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:12 am

Here are a few that I have, all good reading:

The Forgotten Air Force, The RAF in the War Against Japan 1941-45. By Henry Probert.
Out of the Blue. By Terence O'Brien
Hurricanes Over Burma. By Joesph Cotton
Hurricanes Over The Arakan, By Norman Franks
Beaufighter Over Burma. By David Innes

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Post by Andy in West Oz » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:57 am

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I can totally recommend Hurricanes over Burma by MC "Bush" Cotton. An Aussie in the RAF flying Hurris and Spits.

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Post by Andy in West Oz » Wed May 09, 2007 12:33 am

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"Silently into the Midst of Things" by Atholl Sutherland Brown is about 177 Sqn flying Beaus over Burma. Good read it is too!
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