There’s a point, you know, where treachery is so complete and unashamed that it becomes statesmanship… George MacDonald Fraser


Quartered safe out here : a harrowing tale of World War II New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., 2007 George MacDonald Fraser World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Burma Book. Originally published: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Akadine Press, 2001 under title: Quartered safe out here : a recollection of the war in Burma. xxii, 231 p. : maps ; 21 cm. Clean, tight and strong binding. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG  

George MacDonald Fraser offers an action-packed memoir of his experiences in Burma during World War II. Fraser was only 19 when he arrived there in the war’s final year, and he offers a first-hand glimpse at the camaraderie, danger, and satisfactions of service. A substantial Epilogue, occasioned by the 40th-anniversary of VJ-Day in 1995, adds poignancy to a volume that eminent military historian John Keegan described as “one of the great personal memoirs of the Second World War.”

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