Joseph W. Harding Relives Memories of War in Historical Memoir

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“Divided We Stand” is a comprehensively riveting personal account of an American Army Signal Corps Company—and a tribute to the men and women who risks their lives during one of history’s tumultuous periods

GREENVILLE, Del. – Various historical accounts and assessments of the allied efforts in China, Burma and India that included American, British, Indian, and Chinese troops during World War II can be found in many libraries. Most of them reflect personal opinions of the people who compiled them or who may have experienced them firsthand. One of them is driven by an almost urgent need to provide a kind of safety net to prevent, not only the unit’s activities, but more importantly, the personal experiences of the men involved, from sinking silently into the inaccessible depths of eternal anonymity. In his riveting book, Divided We Stand, author Joseph W. Harding relives and preserves memories of the forgotten war and the 181st Signal Repair Co.

World War II was fought in China, Burma and India by Allied Forces that included American, British, Indian and Chinese troops. This book is a personal account of an American Army Signal Corps Company that, during its two-year tour of duty serviced all of these, while scattered in all three countries. This was accomplished at the end of a 15,000-mile supply line and in a theater-of-operations that enjoyed last priority in Washington, D.C. Supplies to isolated China were flown over the mighty Himalayan Mountains (The Hump) and, because of tonnage limitations, included very little American food.

Pressed between the covers of this book is their story, which hopes to linger in the mind and hearts of the readers. The historical glimpse into the significant period, the struggles of the men and women who risk their lives for their country and their people, and the significant role they played in history hopefully bring hope and inspiration to everyone.

This book will be featured at the 2012 Beijing Book Fair in Beijing, China, on August 29-September 2, 2012.

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About the Author
Joseph W. Harding is a native New Jerseyan, receiving his early education in Newark, N.J. schools. He later attended Union Junior College in Cranford, N.J. A first-time author, he spent 40 years of his professional life in the Bell Telephone System, which included three as a member of the Army Signal Corps during World War II, two of these in India and China. Now a widower, he enjoyed 51 years with his wife, Ruth Caroline Guthrie, with whom he raised seven children, who in turn, have given him 26 grandchildren and twenty four great grandchildren.

Divided We Stand * by Joseph W. Harding
The Forgotten War and the 181st Signal Repair Co.
Publication Date: August 25, 2003
Trade Paperback; $21.24; 496 pages; 978-1-4010-8768-5
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