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American Guerrilla: My War Behind Japanese Lines - Memories of War (Paperback)
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American Guerrilla: My War Behind Japanese Lines - Memories of War (Paperback)

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Paperback 342 Pages / Published: 30/04/2005
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During World War II, Roger Hilsman fought in Burma with the legendary Merrill's Marauders until he was machine-gunned. Then, at age twenty-five, he led a battalion of indigenous troops behind Japanese lines. At the war's end, he headed a POW rescue mission to Manchuria, where the prisoners included his own father. An exciting, unusual coming-of-age story, "American Guerrilla" concludes with reflections on how Hilsman's wartime experiences influenced his involvement in early Vietnam War policy making when he served in the Kennedy administration.

Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
ISBN: 9781574886917
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 204 x 126 x 20 mm


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An exciting, human-scale memoir of WWII derring-do . . . with a pointed coda on counterinsurgency. Kirkus Reviews
Enthralling . . . concludes with some useful reflections on the conditions required for guerrilla warfare to be effective.
A magnificent piece of work . . . Hilsman s experience and observations should be studied closely.

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