...and some fell by the wayside

An account of the North Burma Evacuation in the Second World War


A R Tainsh


Orient Longmans, Bombay, 1948
...and some fell by the wayside...and some fell by the wayside...and some fell by the wayside

Printing Details

First edition. Hardback bound in the original dark red cloth with printed titling to spine. 22 × 14cm, 175pp + maps.

A remarkable account of European and Burmese refugees and their 400 mile trek to India from North Burma after the Japanese invasion. The author, a Major in the Royal Indian Army Service Corps, was at one of the camps in the last 50 miles of the trek and tells of the dreadful conditions and ordeals the evacuees had been through, illness and looting among themselves were rife, and it was the Indian Tea Association that set up the camps and aid stations along the last stretch of the arduous journey. The book is illustrated with black and white photographs and two fold out maps to the rear.


This copy is in good condition for age. The covers are a little worn and bumped, with some light rippling to the cloth of the spine. The page are age-toned but the inner binding secure. The maps are in good order, though the bigger one has a small tear where bound in.


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...and some fell by the wayside...and some fell by the wayside...and some fell by the wayside

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