Public Event

The Jungle War Book Launch

About the Book

Introducing The Jungle War. An adventure book for 8-12 year olds. 

As the Second World War sweeps the globe, follow 18-year-old Jim Chance into the jungles of Burma. Meet Thaman, a Gurkha soldier, and join the men in a fight for survival like no other. Raging rivers, ferocious beasts and the deadly might of the Japanese Army will push Jim and Thaman to the edge. Is there a way back from the brink? And when all is said and done, will the world remember their story?

This is the tale of The Forgotten Army.

Reader, you are charged with making sure we remember it.

Learn more about the book here

About the event

Join author, Hannah Watson for a book launch and signing at The Gurkha Museum in Winchester.

18:00 – Enjoy a drink on arrival in our grand McDonald Gallery

18:30 – Listen to a talk from the author in the library including an extract from the book 

19:15 –  Sit down with the author for an authentic Gurkha curry buffet, dessert and coffee whilst hearing of the true Gurkha stories  that the book is based on from Museum staff. 

20:15 – Opportunity to have your copy of The Jungle War (included in the ticket price) signed by the author. 


Date: 09th May 2024

Time: 1800 hrs

Cost: £50

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The Jungle War Book Launch

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