"Expertly describes the story of the Allies' savage struggle to
repel Japanese invaders from the British colony of Burma."
"Jon Latimer is acquiring a formidable reputation as a military history heavyweight with a light-enough touch not to put off the merely curious."
"Jon Latimer offers a gripping narrative of the Fourteenth Army's Burma campaign."
"Jon Latimer's Burma: The Forgotten War offers a magnificently comprehensive assessment of that vicious campaign."
Guardian 'Books of the Year'
"Burma: The Forgotten War is detailed military history of the finest sort....His book is extraordinarily good at allowing the soldiers and airmen, as well as civilians, to speak for themselves...Given a volume as detailed and thoroughly researched as this one, it is also remarkably readable ....If you have read many or no previous histories of the war in Burma, you will enjoy this one."
"Jon Latimer does an admirable job of charting the contributions these men made in their corner of the second world war"
Birmingham Evening Mail
"A detailed narrative of all the significant military operations which is unlikely to be surpassed or ever attempted again. While setting out the complex political background, the book also clearly describes how the British in India built up and re-trained their armies and developed their tactics and strategy. An especially graphic picture is painted of the human factors involved."
John McEnery, Britain-Burma Society
"A thoughtful treatment of the British World War II campaigns in that still-suffering country."
Thanks to works like Latimer's the Forgotten Army will be rightly remembered. (West Devon Diary)
Well balanced between political overview and intimate details, this account deserves to be noticed. (Good Book Guide)
Latimer ... expertly describes the story of the Allies' savage struggle to rid the British colony of Burma of its Japanese invaders (Anthony Looch (syndicated))
Latimer, a former British Army officer turned military writer, expertly describes the story of the Allies savage struggle (Birmingham Post)
Latimer is acquiring a formidable reputation as a military history heavyweight with a light enough touch not to put off the merely curious (Soldier)
This is a book to buy, read and enjoy and go back to time and again. I cannot recommend it highly enough. (Dekho!)
A long overdue tribute to the soliders of a diverse Commonwealth force (Sunday Morning Post (Hong Kong))
Former soldier Jon Latimer offers a gripping narrative of the Fourteenth Army's Burma campaign (History Today)
Jon Latimer breathes life into the maelstrom that ripped through the jungles of Burma during the second world war. (Big Issue)