>A MYSTERIOUS BOOKING: THE WAR IN BURMA

Posted: March 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

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A few weeks ago BEFORE I had read any of The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo we booked a short break at Chindit House an excellent luxury bed and breakfast in Glastonbury, Somerset. 

The house was named Chindit House, when it was part of Millfield School, by the housemaster who had fought with the Chindits in Burma.

Imagine my surprise when I reached the passage in The Redeemer:

Hagen ran his forefinger, over the window frame and studied the result with displeasure. “In 1942, a mere hundred thousand Japanese soldiers conquered Burma.”

The Japanese did in the words of Harry Hole “lose the war” and in Burma that was due among other factors to the efforts of the Chindits under their charismatic commander Orde Wingate.
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