The graves of soldiers who died in WWII
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Burmese family 'treasures WWII African fighter'

The story of Isaac Fadayebo, one of the 100,000 African soldiers sent to fight the Japanese after their invasion of Burma in December 1941, is revealed in a new book.

Barnaby Phillips, who wrote Another Man's War, explained that the Nigerian soldier "wouldn't have had any concept where Burma was".

"For 67 years Isaac thought of the people who had saved him in Burma... I discovered that this family treasured the memory of him in Africa."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 8 September.

  • 08 Sep 2014
  • From the section Africa