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British and Commonwealth Forces
suffered 74,000 battle casualties
Japanese Forces suffered 180,000
Strength in the field were:
West & East African 90,000
"Grotesquely spilled and
they lie, like broken dolls abandoned after play,
Their empty eyes stare coldly
the sky, to everlasting night and endless day.
These dolls, that only
were men, with yearning wistful dreams of those held dear,
Still linked by stinted
from a pen, that bridged the World and brought them warmly near.
A letter, moldering in a pack
"Please, oh please, oh please come back"
But in this Godforsaken place,
rip and tear, and eat his face"
William "Cocky" Cochrane was
by the Black Watch Veterans
in June at the annual reunion in Perth, Scotland
The untold story from a Black
The fore-runners of the U.S Army
Ranger "Lurps" Units in Vietnam and
the British Special Air Service
(SAS) Units in Malaya
Special Force, Burma 1944
By Stewart Cochrane
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Mr. Cochrane's Great Grandson in London U.K
1st Battalion The Black Watch were part of 7th Armoured
Brigade "Desert Rats" and took part in the military
operation to free the people of Iraq 2003.
The Regiment also operated in the same area then named Mesopotamia
during WWI circa 1917
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