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Behind the Forgotten Front: A WWII Novel by [Hawkins, Barbara]
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Length: 336 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Picture India and Burma in 1942: with unexplored jungles, Himalayan Mountains, Naga headhunters, and a young man looking for adventure. Instead of a fighting position, Harry Flynn is sent to WWII’s Forgotten Front in the China-Burma-India Theater as an ordinary supply officer. There, the military’s ‘win at all cost’ mentality is killing a man a mile.

Behind the Forgotten Front is not another ‘boy goes to war’ tale; instead, it’s about Harry Flynn’s struggle with himself as he helped an African-American regiment build the ‘road to nowhere’ through Japanese-occupied Burma. Later, he became a combatant in America’s first guerrilla-supported units, Merrill’s Marauders and then the Mars Task Force. Through the unbreakable bonds of friendship on the battlefield, he overcomes the smell of fear, weight of loneliness, and the enemy.

This book’s not about heroes but about people; soldiers who may have been good men even if they weren’t brave. Men who walked away, carrying unspeakable memories about the ‘lives that could have been.’ Behind the Forgotten Front brings them all back to life and shows that history is about facts driven by the passions and sometimes mistakes of real people.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1751 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Barbara Hawkins (20 August 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #381,999 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 starsNot the most-used theater of the war.
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5.0 out of 5 starsI learned a lot about a mostly ignored part of WWII
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