Trial By Battle by David Piper #IWM #BlogTour
Books / September 14, 2019

  Thanks to Anne at Random Things Tours and the IWM for my copy of the newly republished, Trial by battle by David Piper. Written in 1959 this book tells us about young second lieutenant Alan mart, as he is first stationed in India then onto Malay to fight the advancing Japanese. Alan by no means a fighting man is taken under the wing of Captain Sam Holl, a bad-tempered, foul-mouthed drunk, who plays a large part in the book and in turn making Alan the man he becomes. Telling the tale of his transformation, from a quiet student, to the man fighting for his life in jungle warfare. This a well written, uncomfortable story. Poignantly described, it’s a tragic tale that is sadly all very real, bringing home the true terror of War, it’s written from the authors own accounts of war. An incredible piece of fiction that fully deserves its republication and to reach a new audience once again. 5🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Trial by Battle by David Piper – A quietly shattering and searingly authentic depiction of the claustrophobia of jungle warfare in Malaya described by William Boyd as ‘A tremendous rediscovery of a brilliant novel. Extremely well-written, its effects…