By Alan Jeffreys
This name specializes in the adventure, strategies, education and guns of the British soldier from the autumn of Malaya and Singapore till the Reconquest of Burma. It takes an in depth examine jungle battle education in India and the consequent motion in Burma, tracing the improvement of strategies and doctrine: this shaped the foundation for the victories within the Arakan and the battles of Kohima and Imphal. The soldier's view of India, the leisure to be had on depart, nutrients rationing and different provides akin to cigarettes, the creation of the forces newspaper SEAC, and the scientific difficulties of malaria are all explored intimately.
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Tom liked to watch him rehearse his swing as if he needed practice. Allan might make a clumsy practice swipe, digging up turf, then wince and say his back ached. That could be worth a stroke as the match was arranged. Once the teams and strokes were set, Allan waited for any gentlemen in the group to hit. Then he stepped forward to tee up his own ball. He spat in his hands. A quick waggle triggered his swing, the clubhead gliding in a perfect circle around his small, bullish frame. His clubs had quirky names—his flat-bladed bunker iron, a forerunner of the sand wedge, was called the Frying Pan; another club was the Doctor; another was Sir David Baird, named for the R& A medalist who gave it to him.
The only way to stop the ball near the hole would be a high, soft pitch, the opposite of the usual approach. But no one attempted such shots with the shallow-faced clubs of the day. Tommy had tried hitting shots from flat ground with his rut iron, a lofted club made for lifting a ball out of cart or wheelbarrow ruts. He found that he could make the ball drop and stop. Not every time—you had to strike it just right or you’d foozle the shot. But when it worked, the ball came down like a snowflake.
Not as a rival, but more like an equal. More like a man. Tommy was nearly as tall as his father, and suspected he would soon be stronger. And the more he grew, the more he believed that a boy needs to make his own name in the world. He needs to be more than his father’s caddie. With such thoughts in his head and the scent of tobacco in his nose, Tommy took the driver from his father’s hand. He took a pinch of sand from the box, knelt to make a sand tee for his ball, and then stood tall, waving the driver back and forth.