- Contributed by
- BBC Scotland
- People in story:
- Stuart Alexander
- Location of story:
- Arakan, West Burma
- Background to story:
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- Contributed on:
- 24 August 2005
This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Jean Sharman on behalf of Stuart Alexander and has been added to the site with his permission. The author fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.
I was on a Z-craft Lighter which took part in two landings on the West Coast of Burma, one 35 miles between the Japanese front line. We sailed in at H+180 at Kangaw and fixed our guns which were attached to the deck of the lighten. We moved forward periodically and tied up to trees in the jungle swanps. This lasted for about nineteen days until we were landed on an island very much behind
Japanese and although the guns were silent there were registered on a Japanese Fery crossing. This was putting a deception over as we invaded an LCM further south.
I have written this up and shall be publishing the record as part of two parts in September.
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