American Guerrilla

My War Behind Japanese Lines

Roger Hilsman

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.
Publication date:
April 2005
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
English
Series :
Memories of War
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781574886917

Dimensions : 204 X 126 cm
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£5.99
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Overview
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• The intrepid story of Roger Hilsman's WWII experience behind enemy lines

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.