Recent Reviews for Stewart Cochrane
Chindit, Special Force, Burma 1944 (Book) - 12/23/2001 3:16:56 PM|
Entered by the author at the request of Peter LeRoux
Chindit tells about Private William Cochrane's participation in the WWII, Long
Range Penetration Campaign against the Japanese in Burma during 1944. Much more
than a mere account of movements and actions, or another soldier's account of
his contribution to the victory of the allies, this novel tells it as it was.
Stewart Cochrane involves the reader in his father, Cocky's, experience with his
muckers of A Company, No.1 Platoon, No.1 Section, under Sgt. Rab McCallum.
Cohrane pulls no punches about the appalling conditions and the Private
soldier's lot in the jungle warfare. He involves the reader in the horror and
brutality of war but also in the rough humor of soldiers at war and the
sentiment of a group of men bonded by performing their deadly task under extreme
I recommend Chindit highly to those who appreciate good writing and who enjoy
getting involved in what they're reading. It is not only an accurate account of
events but also a real-life adventure that is hard to put down and leaves a
lasting impression with one who participates in it.