Author: Nunneley J.
Tales From the King's African Rifles: A Last Flourish of Empire
Trowbridge, Wilts: Redwood Books
Size: 83 mb
When he was just 19, officer John Nunneley arrived in Kenya to join the King's African Rifles, a famous colonial regiment. He first led his askaris in formerly Italian-occupied Ethiopia and Eritrea, and then in Burma's Kabaw Valley—otherwise known as the "Valley of Death"—where they fought Japan's elite White Tigers. Nunneley's revealing memoir captures a vanished world, as well as the terror of battling a fierce enemy in close quarters.