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Eastern Epic. Volume I: September 1939-March 1943. Defence
Eastern Epic. Volume I: September 1939-March 1943. Defence
By Compton Mackenzie
Chatto and Windus, 1951, 623 pp

The first volume of an extensive history designed to record "the story of India's efforts during the war" covers the period from 1939 to March 1943. The story includes the activities of Indian forces in the various theaters--North Africa, the Near East and Southeast Asia.