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JB Raphael releases his first book, an astonishing tale of escape from Singapore in WW11
Major Colin Milton-Brown looked bleakly at the advancing Japanese, appropriated the battalion wages - 2000 gold sovereigns, and proceeded to make his own way home. This is the story of an incredible journey taking over a year to get back to England.
Major Milton-Brown made his way back to England by car, train, truck, camel, horse, ship, submarine, barge and shanks pony, a journey that took two years and is lubricated by the liberal application of the gold sovereigns and whiskey.
He collects a gun-toting, gorgeous Egyptian prostitute along the way and gets involved with actions against the Japanese, Turks, Italians, Arabs, Germans and even the Americans.
Unusually, it does tell of his life after the War and how he became a millionaire thanks to his old enemies.
This is a fictionalised account of a true story, extracted from the original Major over several evenings by use of single malt. This story really happened...
“What fun! You always suspected that there were officers like this in WWII. A story from the War that even my son wanted to read - that’s a first!”
“Not what the Middlesex Regiment wanted to find in their annals - and all the more engaging for that!”