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Front Line and Fortitude By E. J. Lockhart-Mure

Front Line and Fortitude by E. J. Lockhart-Mure

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During the Second World War one of the largest British Commonwealth armies ever assembled fought the Japanese in South East Asia, first on the border between what was then British India and Burma and then pushing deeper into Burma itself.

Front Line and Fortitude Summary

Front Line and Fortitude: Memoirs of a Wasbie with the 'Forgotten Army' by E. J. Lockhart-Mure

During the Second World War, one of the largest British Commonwealth armies ever assembled fought the Japanese in South East Asia, first on the border between what was then British India and Burma and then pushing deeper into Burma itself. Supporting the Fourteenth Army were an intrepid group of women known colloquially as the Wasbies - the Women's Auxilliary Service (Burma) or WAS(B).
This is the story of how Maria Pilbrow faced menace and heartbreak yet coped with fortitude and determination. In the course of her life she overcame loss, anguish, danger and desperation. She survived the jungle horrors and, after the war ended, again found love and the security she craved only to have them ripped away once more. She was forced to rebuild her life anew which she achieved with the friendship and support of her Wasbie friends.
Astonishingly, there is very little information about the work of the Wasbies and no full-length book has been written which gives an account of their exploits - until now. For the first time in book form Front Line and Fortitude provides a personal record of these brave women and their magnificent contribution to the war effort. The book is based on and expanded from Maria Pilbrow's original diary, and her niece, Elizabeth Lockhart-Mure discovered her diary after Maria's death, and told this extraordinary story.

About E. J. Lockhart-Mure

Elizabeth Lockhart-Mure grew up on a farm in Kenya with an enduring love of the wild, but circumstances led her to emigrate in 1979. She then set up her own business in the field of aviation, and upon retirement took up writing with a view to bringing this compelling story into the public domain.

Additional information

GOR009795064
9781789016437
1789016436
Front Line and Fortitude: Memoirs of a Wasbie with the 'Forgotten Army' by E. J. Lockhart-Mure
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Troubador Publishing
2019-01-31
320
N/A
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