Warfare Makes Strange Bedfellows
Anthony A. Roberts, author
Warfare makes strange bedfellows. Imagine a dustbowl of an airfield as American C47s fly in to move an entire Indian Division to stem a Japanese attack. Eight nurses, lost during the debacle, fly out with the troops. Picture Emma, the American Puritan from New England, Georgina the English Aristocrat and their British Empire colleagues that includes two Eurasians. There is a black master sergeant from Harlem and a Jewish pilot from Yonkers to add to the mix. Each experiences life in its deadly facets. We learn their histories, share their dreams, and witness attitudes change by the day. The survivors, with the monsoon imminent, seek shelter in an abandoned mine. The girls experience the thrill of living away from the constraints of normality, with the added realisation that tomorrow might never come for them.