The Trees are All Young on Garrison Hill
A Personal Memoir featuring the Battle of Kohima
by Gordon Graham

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The Trees are all Young on Garrison Hill is a tautly-written autobiography, taking the reader on a journey from a quiet respectable Scottish boyhood to the sudden brutality of jungle warfare in Assam and Burma, and afterwards through the twilight of Empire in India.

Garrison Hill was the epicentre of one of the fiercest and most strategically vital battles of World War II. Overlooking Kohima, a town in the Naga hills of North East India, Garrison Hill was until 1944 a tranquil tree-clad enclave surrounding the Commissioner’s bungalow and tennis court. Suddenly in April 1994, it became the scene of intensive close-quarter combat between a Japanese force attempting to invade India and a British division thrust into action to repel it.

Bridging his early life and his life after the war the author turns what could have been a conventional war memoir into a very personal autobiography. This story ranges from his first love and political shenanigans as an undergraduate in Scotland through searing war incidents, such as rescuing the wounded in the battlefield or holding the hand of a dying comrade under fire, to his romantic marriage and tragic in bereavement in Bombay, city of his vanished dreams.

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Visiting Japan as part of his business life as a publisher in New York and London, the author sought out and dined cordially with Japanese veterans who had fought at Kohima, and later, as one of a small number of British veterans seeking reconciliation, entertained visiting Japanese veterans at his home.

The Audiobook Edition is a powerful and at times moving listening experience. This Audiobook edition is particularly special because it is one of the few examples of a war memoir read by the author.
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The Kindle edition of the book is £6.45
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All royalties go to the Kohima Educational Trust

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KOHIMA: An Exploration of Memory, War and Gratitude
Documentary Film on DVD

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This informative and moving film depicts how one of the epic battles of World War II devastated a remote mountain village in North East India and how sixty years later British veterans resolved to recognise a debt of honour to the Naga people who had fought alongside them.

Following rarely seen film footage shot during the battle, the film moves seamlessly from the mud and misery of senseless slaughter to Kohima today, a bustling town in the heart of which lies the war cemetery where thousands of graves mark the resting places of soldiers killed in the battle.

"WHAT a film. David Percy had taken on a particularly difficult job and I can only congratulate him for such a comprehensive account of Kohima today, Kohima in 1944, engaging clips particularly of the Naga people and one of the clearest accounts of the battle that I have ever come across. He had a lot to include and, knowing what a wide range of people would be keenly interested, I felt he has done them all justice!" – Alison Browne

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of World War II

60th Anniversary

The UK Ministry of Defence has published a series of booklets on significant battles in the Second World War. The first was on Kohima, ‘The turning point in the war with Japan’.

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