(This is the re-post of my earlier post "Ambushed On Ledo Road".)
|Meandering Ledo Road in Burma.|
Basically what we had to do in a firewood detail were to arm ourselves to teeth, take a truck or two down the Ledo Road, park them roadside, walk into the hilly bush, locate good-size partly-burnt tree-trunks among the waist-high stumps, saw them into manageable lengths, and carry the logs on our shoulders back to the trucks.
|Another shot of Ledo Road.|
He was excitingly yelling that he just saw the silhouette of armed men on one of the hilltops ahead against the backdrop of a clear blue sky. The low sun was well behind us and the tree lines on the crest of distant hills ahead were clearly visible even with the naked eyes. He obviously did see a small group of men silhouetted on the horizon atop the crest of a cleared hill.
|Natives on the Ledo road.|
|Burmese Army Trucks.|
|.303 Lee-Enfield Rifle.|
|BA63 or G3 Automatic Rifle.|
|KIA (Kachin Independence Army) Flag.|
|Burmese Army Northern Command.|