Quartered Safe Out Here

Mass Market Paperback | December 9, 2008

byGeorge Macdonald Fraser

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Life and death in Nine Section, a small group of hard-bitten and (to modern eyes) possibly eccentric Cumbrian borderers with whom the author, then nineteen, served in the last great land campaign of World War II, when the 17th Black Cat Division captured a vital strongpoint deep in Japanese territory, held it against counter-attack and spearheaded the final assault in which the Japanese armies were, to quote General Slim, 'torn apart'.

"This book is as good as anything Fraser has written … decorated with the beautifully observed dialogue of which he is a master … a moving and penetrating contribution to the literature of the Burma campaign."
MAX HASTINGS, 'Daily Telegraph'

"A brilliantly entertaining read. With all the narrative power, gift for dialogue and surprising twists and turns that would be expected of Flashman's creator … Fraser is unrivalled at the storyteller's essential crafts …"
GARY MEAD, 'Financial Times'

"The sense of front-line danger is palpable and the smell of action is remarkable … This is battle as it is done"
MELVYN BRAGG, 'Evening Standard'

Includes the epilogue ‘Fifty Years On’ written on the fiftieth anniversary of VJ day.

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Life and death in Nine Section, a small group of hard-bitten and (to modern eyes) possibly eccentric Cumbrian borderers with whom the author, then nineteen, served in the last great land campaign of World War II, when the 17th Black Cat Division captured a vital strongpoint deep in Japanese territory, held it against counter-attack and...

Life and death in Nine Section, a small group of hard-bitten and (to modern eyes) possibly eccentric Cumbrian borderers with whom the author, then nineteen, served in the last great land campaign of World War II, when the 17th Black Cat Division captur

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7 × 4.5 × 0.94 inPublished:December 9, 2008Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0007105932

ISBN - 13:9780007105939

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent piece of history. A colourful and honest book, set in the often-neglected eastern campaign. Fraser is a great writer in his fiction and this memoir is no different. Despite being an officer he really presents the common soldier and his experiences. Also, the unsung hero General Slim features, who should arguably be as well-known as Montgomery.
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