D-DAY in Burma

George Spill, author of RELUCTANT Q, heard about D-DAY a few days later in Burma, where he was stuck in a traffic jam caused by a Japanese ambush further up a hill. A team of Gurkhas dispatched the Japanese but not before George heard the news about Allied troops invading France. This photo was one of the last taken of George. He was in Quetta in his best "Bombay Bloomers" and pith helmet. By the time of D-Day his uniform was rags and an old steel helmet. Despite his skills and cunning as a Quartermaster supplying his Regiment with food and ammunition, any replacement clothing was non existent.
You can read more about the hilarious and tragic adventures of George Spill in his book: RELUCTANT Q.