Monday, March 25, 2013

Mar

25

1943

Gurkhas ambush Japanese in Burmese jungle

A Gurkha soldier assisting a wounded comrade.  An image by Cecil Beaton from the Arakan Campaign, Burma, January 1943 - May 1945:

God knows he could have had a wife and family back in japan. But he would have killed me remorselessly if he could have fired first, and I felt no sense of guilt. But I looked quickly away, determined not to remember the man’s face, knowing that I could have no control over my dreams, recalling the warning from an old ex-Gurkha colonel who spoke of his experiences in World War I.