Mud and Soldiers
Letters from a soldier in the Sino-Japanese War
First edition, card covers. 19 × 13cm, 160pp + 1pp in Japanese.
Originally published in Japan as Mugi to Heitai, this book covers just two months in 1937. It is a collection of letters from a Japanese soldier to his younger brother during the first month of his service in the Imperial Japanese Army in the Sino-Japanese War. The letters cover his leaving Japan, his baptism of fire at Hangchow and the Japanese successes to marching up the Yangtzee Valley.
A good reading copy. The covers are foxed with some quite heavy wear to the spine. The text pages are clean if a little tanned and the binding is secure.
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