CHAT: Gurkha map reading

Subject: CHAT: Gurkha map reading
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 21:02:48 -0400

Doug Montalbano asks privately:
> Okay, David,

> you just KNOW we're not gonna let this one pass without further
> explanation!

> During WW2 a Gurkha soldier found his way through the Malayan jungle
> to India using a map of the London underground.

I fear a general answer is appropriate.

As far as I can remember my source was "The Jungle is Neutral" by F. Spencer
Chapman. The map was produced at the debriefing.

David (the forgetful idiot) Ibbetson

David Ibbetson, Ontario, Canada ibbetson -at- idirect -dot- com

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