PHOTOS OF BURMA, some used in 'Stories of Survival in Burma WW2''
The group of soldiers and missionaries who began their escape with motorised transport which later had to be abandoned on jungle tracks in the monsoon
RAF planes dropped supplies for the thousands of civilians and the military struggling to India during 1942, though some days the jungle was covered with rain clouds making the drops hazardous or impossible
The Irrawaddy River at Myitkyina. The airfield here was the last to be taken by the Japanese in May, Dr Russell took his wife and children to be flown out in April after which he had to return home and prepare for the uncertain journey
Colonial days in Rangoon - Strand Road with the Post Office, Imperial Bank of India and Custom House in the distance
When putting together 'Stories of Survival in Burma WW2' I was given permission by Paul Russell, the son of Dr Stanley Farrant Russell F.R.C.S, to use his father's remarkable unpublished photos taken on his dangerous and exhausting journey escaping to India from the Japanese in 1942. Some are shown below, (taken out of the Kindle version) with others of places in Burma that relate to the stories taken by my Aunt Dorothy, and several from a collection of photos I was given later including ones of Rangoon before the air raids of 1942.