1st ed., 1987. 363 pp., 2 maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Small scuff to f.f.e.p. (blank) o/w Nr.FINE. This thrilling and controversial war memoir is a first-hand account of the clandestine operations which took place against the Japanese in South-east Asia in 1944-5. The author was in command of a Dakota flight based at Jessore, from which missions were flown all over Burma, Siam, Indo-China and northern Malaya. Through a wealth of brilliantly told stories of what happened in the air and on the ground, he reveals that these operations were, in the main, a deeply scandalous waste of life and resources. He also reveals that the casualties in the aircrew were far higher than among the men they dropped. This is the first formal record of a subject which has hitherto remained virtually untreated; even rather ostentatiously hushed up.