In the Shadow of the Cotton Tree: A Diary of Second World War Sierra Leone

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In 1940, John Archibald McKenzie Rillie - serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps and newly married to Betty - was posted to the African city of Freetown in Sierra Leone. This is the first publication of the writing and the poems, drawn in the main from his diary and the notebook in which he collated much of his war-time verse, that mark his experiences in the sixteen months that followed. In the words of his editor, and grandson, Alasdair Soussi, it is an 'expressive, outspoken, sometimes raw and uncomfortable account of a ...

In the Shadow of the Cotton Tree: A Diary of Second World War Sierra Leone 2014, Mansion Field, Glasgow

ISBN-13: 9781905021130

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