Last Post Over the River Kwai

Last Post Over the River Kwai

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Last Post Over the River Kwai - The 2nd East Surreys in the Far East

In 1938 the 2nd Bn East Surreys, a regular army battalion, were sent to Shanghai to guard the International Compound during the Japan-China War. Brought up to war establishment for this posting the Battalion soon settled in to what was, in effect, a large prison, freedom of movement was not encouraged. While there, the Battalion found it difficult to carry out much military training so it became mainly a round of guard duties and sports activities. This posting brought them in to contact...
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