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Battle Tales from Burma by John Randle (Brigadier OBE MC)

Battle Tales from Burma

by John Randle (Brigadier OBE MC)

John Randle served with the greatly respected Baluch Regiment of the former Indian Army right through the fiercely fought Burma Campaign, winning an MC yet on VJ day he was only some 60 miles from where had started out nearly four years before.

Unlike other conventional war memoirs, this book comprises a gratifying number of self-contained stories drawn from the author's experiences and memories. Some are long, other mere vignettes...


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He slowly left his warm bed to investigate the sirens, pulled back the curtains and blinked painfully as he peered into the early morning sunshine.

Blue and white tape blocked both ends of the street where people in dressing gowns were gathered, staring at the developing event. He recognised a few as neighbours.

“You are surrounded” announced the police officer through a megaphone.

His alarm radio came on with breaking news of an escaped prisoner who had been located and a siege was ongoing on his street.

A shudder of intuition gripped him as he realised he was not alone.

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Pet departments always had that same smell, that mixture of dog biscuits, rabbit droppings and fish food; even this one, which didn't even have any live animals. And why was fish food made from fish? She imagined walking through the food department browsing 'Arm Flakes with Extra Fingernails' and 'Human Brain Sticks for a Shinier Coat'.

Naomi looked down at her clean shirt and pressed trousers, wondering if she could get another day's wear out of them. Perhaps she could have stretched the trousers until the end of the week, if she hadn't come into this shop. She felt unclean just walking through the doors.

From her science lessons back in school she remembered that 'All smells are particulate'. This meant that if her clothes smelt of rabbit droppings, it was because they had a microscopic coating of that actual substance on the surface. Home was just around the...

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Hmm. That's frustrating. I'll try and dig out an iPad so that I can test. It's fine on my Android.

In the...

Rosen Trevithick
27.02.2017 at 10:18
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Same for me on an iPad

26.02.2017 at 19:12

No problem. Each daily newsletter beings with a link to change your preferences.

Rosen Trevithick
26.02.2017 at 19:10
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Hmm, that does sound like a problem.

What device are you using, please?

Rosen Trevithick
26.02.2017 at 19:09
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All the butt ones at the top, for readers, author tools, my username and settings, don't work!

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Hi , just became a member , but wondering how to set up the settings so that u only show books I like, if my...

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