Philip Zeid writes about his unusual life experience. His history starts with his experience during the bombing of England by the Germans at the beginning of world war two, followed by his volunteering as a pilot in the Royal Air Force and his training in America which, at that time, was not at war.
He eventually transferred to gliders and served with the Combat Cargo Task Force in the Burma campaign. After the war and because of the partition riots in India, his ambition to be a tea planter there ended in him becoming a Rubber Planter in Malaya where he experienced 10 years of the Emergency, both as a bachelor and later with his wife and family. He also introduced several innovative procedures into his work.
He experienced many unusual incidents in a variety of countries and places, which include America, Mexico, India, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong the Himalayas and several other interesting places.
He also provides an insight into how “You Can Never Tell” which events-small or large, close or far - can influence our future lives. In this book he shows how taking up radio as a hobby, how refusing to wear glasses as a child, how the partition riots in India, how being in debt on his first leave from Malaysia, and how many other incidents could have a profound effect on his life.