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"There is no doubt that it is one of the great personal memoirs of the Second World War." -- John Keegan
At the age of nineteen, the author saw nerve-wracking action during the British army's struggles against the Japanese in Burma, the last great land campaign of World War II. Fraser has now added to his rattling-good common soldier's memoir a substantial new afterword occasioned by the fiftieth anniversary of VJ-Day.See all Product Description
This book provides an interesting, first hand account of the Burma campaign of WWII, a campaign and perspective we don't often get exposed to. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Conner Fritz
Required reading if one wants to have a feeling how the British and allied grunts of the 14th army fought, lived and survived the torture of their predicament in WW2 Burma with... Read morePublished on June 11 2013 by graham nielsen
Geroge Machdonald Fraser wrote this 50 years after the events in WW II Burha when the Japanese were defeated on land. Read morePublished on May 29 2012 by Rural Athenian
THIS IN SINGULARLY THE FINEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ ABOUT THE CBI, SMALL UNIT TACTICS AND THE REALITY OF WAR AND SURVIVAL. I DON'T NEED TO SAY MORE, BUY IT, READ IT, KEEP IT!Published on Jan. 11 2004
If you wish to understand the common British soldier in World War II, his virtues and his vices, this book is essential. Read morePublished on July 17 2003 by Catherine A. McClarey
George MacDonald Fraser, creator of the Flashman series takes on not 19th Century history, but rather himself this time out. Read morePublished on March 9 2003 by Grant Waara
It's been years since I first read "Quartered Safe Out Here" by the creator of Harry Paget Flashman, VC. (And I won't rehash everything the previous reviewers have written. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2003 by H. S. Wedekind
I got this book to read about Burma. Frankly, there is not much here distinctive to that country. Instead, I came away with an answer to something that has puzzled me for... Read morePublished on Dec 19 2002 by G. B. Talovich