By Barnaby Phillips
In December 1941 the japanese invaded Burma. For the British, the longest land crusade of the second one international conflict had started. 100,000 African squaddies have been taken from Britain’s colonies to struggle the japanese within the Burmese jungles. They played heroically in a single of the main brutal theatres of warfare, but their contribution has been principally ignored.
Isaac Fadoyebo used to be a type of ‘Burma Boys’. on the age of 16 he ran clear of his Nigerian village to hitch the British military. despatched to Burma, he was once attacked and left for lifeless within the jungle by means of the japanese. Sheltered via brave neighborhood rice farmers, Isaac spent 9 months in hiding earlier than his eventual rescue. He lower back to Nigeria a hero, yet his tale used to be quickly forgotten. Barnaby Phillips travelled to Nigeria and Burma looking for Isaac, the relatives who kept his lifestyles, and the legacy of an Empire. one other Man’s battle is Isaac’s tale.
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11 Group. Five of these came during the course of three sorties on 31 August, thus making him one of only two Fighter Command aces in a day during the Battle of Britain (the other was No. 610 Sqn's Sgt Ronnie Hamlyn, who claimed four Bf 109Es and a Ju 88 on 24 August). Carbury was awarded a DFC and Bar in September and Command in December 1940, joining No. 58 0TU. Carbury remained an instructor until dismissed from the service in 1944 following a court martial for bouncing cheques that had been written to cover his wife's opulent lifestyle.
Another Man's War: The Story of a Burma Boy in Britain's Forgotten Army by Barnaby Phillips