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IN THE TRADE OF WAR - Allam, James R.
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Allam, James R.:

IN THE TRADE OF WAR - First edition

1994, ISBN: 1898594155

Hardcover, ID: 1381780563

[EAN: 9781898594154], Jacket, Tunbridge Wells, 1994, Parapress, first UK edition, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Fine/Fine condition, 194 pages, illus, glossary, index.Jim Allan was refused permission to enlist from the Civil Service. He resigned, and volunteered for the Army. This is the story of his War.Joining the Devon Regiment, he was selected for a commission, and achieved this to the KOYLI in June 1940. A motorbike crash as a cadet did not delay his commissioning, but kept him for some time in a low medical category and on sedentary jobs, such as Adjutant of Sheffield University OTC and Administrative Officer of No 2 Radio Mechanics School.Eventually he was upgraded, and spent three months with the US Army before his request for a field posting resulted in being sent to the XIV Army in Burma. Here he was seconded to 2nd Green Howards in the 26th Indian Division in the Arakan, and appointed OC No 11 Platoon in D Company.After capturing Ramree Island, the Battalion returned to the mainland and came under the command of the 4th West African Brigade in 82 WA Division. They advanced south towards Taungup, held by the Japanese 54th Division as the western end of their escape route to Prome. Desperate to hold Taungup, the enemy occupied hill positions four miles to its north.During an attack on Hill 370, Jim Allan had to take command of D Company's third assault. This succeeded, and the position was held for 6 days and 7 nights despite shelling and mortaring by the Japanese. However the men's mental and physical condition had deteriorated, and an all-night assault by the enemy was successful, necessitating the recapture of Hill 370 by an Indian regiment, the Frontier Force Rifles.Later, Jim Allan was ambushed on patrol; his spine was fractured by a Japanese dropping on to him from a tree. After several months in hospital, he was evacuated to the UK and invalided out of the Army in May 1946. .

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