The Paddy Field Tigers
by Leagh B. Caverhill
The Prequel to The Bridge On The River Kwai. John Montigue is a spy (SOE) for the British government. On Christmas Day, 1941 Japan bombs Rangoon and invades Burma. His orders: destroy anything of use to the enemy, then evacuate. Before he can escape he finds himself having to flee on foot thru 1,800 miles of jungle to India leading 25,000 people.