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Post by K9medic » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:45 am

If anyone is looking for a good read I have just picked up a copy of “Jungle Soldier” by Brian Moynahan in WH Smiths. It is a Biography of F Spencer Chapman.

I first discovered F Spencer Chapman when I read Chapman’s accounts of his time behind Japanese lines in Malaya. If anyone would like to know how to survive for three years behind enemy lines read his book “the Jungle is Neutral”. Both Field Marshal Wavell and Lord Mountbatten thought Chapman was the equal of Lawrence.

I haven’t finish “Jungle Soldier” yet, at the moment it’s still detailing his polar explorations pre-war, but it’s a very interesting read about survival in extreme conditions. On the strength of the first 2 chapters I would recommend this book to anyone.
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Re: good read

Post by mattltm » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:42 pm

Sounds good. I have just finished "Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Strain" and was looking for my next book.
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Post by man_of_tanith » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:19 pm

i bought this on the recommendation on another forum
it is an absolutely fascinating read and would secong the recommendation
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Re: good read

Post by TC » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:35 am

Don't mean to threadjack, but on the subject of WWII jungle survival and evasion, I highly recommend Through the Jungle of Death: A Boy's Escape from Wartime Burma. It's an incredible account of one young boy's escape from Burma to India with his family in 1941 and is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Not only does it make for one of the most thrilling stories I've read, it's also 100% true, which makes it even more amazing.

If anyone's interested in the 1941 retreat from Burma I have a lot of other books and websites I can recommend too.
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Re: good read

Post by K9medic » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:21 pm

Hi TC long time no see,

Only picked this book up because F Spencer Chapman is a bit of a hero of mine.
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