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  • ISBN 0528818236
  • ISBN13 978-0528818233
  • Language English
  • Author Richard Dunlop
  • Publisher Rand McNally; First Edition edition (October 1979)
  • Pages 480
  • Formats lrf docx azw rtf
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Military
  • Size ePub 1331 kb
  • Size Fb2 1335 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 102

Hardcover with dust jacket.

Richard Dunlop's book "Behind Japanese Lines'' is a masterwork. A precise and highly readable balance between overall campaign and up close ground action.

Richard Dunlop's book "Behind Japanese Lines'' is a masterwork. We in the USA have been very fortunate to have friends this steadfast and brave. 35 people found this helpful.

Behind Japanese Lines book. I could hardly put the book down. I learn so much more from this book. Shelves: imperialism, south-east-asia. The book reads like an American army manual, filled with glory tales of valiant soldiers risking everything against the cruel yet brave Japanese occupying army in trying jungle conditions of North Burmese mountains.

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com's Richard Dunlop Author Page. Behind Japanese Lines: With the OSS in Burma Feb 4, 2014.

Thus was born OSS Detachment 101, the first clandestine special force formed by Donovan and one that would play a highly dangerous but vital role in the reconquest of Burma by the Allies. Drawing upon the author’s own experiences as a member of Detachment 101, interviews with surviving 101 members, and classified documents, Dunlop’s tale unfolds with cinematic intensity, detailing the danger, tension, and drama of secret warfare.

Written by Richard Dunlop, Audiobook narrated by David Baker. Behind Japanese Lines. An American Guerrilla in the Philippines. This book adds considerable insights into the significance of guerrilla warfare as it relates to modern warfare in general. By: Ray C. Hunt, Bernard Norling. SOG. The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam. Narrated by: Arthur Morey.

Ray C. The good news was tangible:. 45-caliber ammunition with 1943 dates on the casings, American magazines, boxes of matches, and Camel and Chesterfield cigarettes, all decorated with American and Philippine flags and with the signature of General MacArthur beneath the pledge I shall return.

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I rarely review books on Amazon. To do so, need to feel strongly about the work one way or the other.

Most of my life, Military History has been first preference for non-fiction reading. Only recently re-discovered, in a substantive way, the war with Japan.

Richard Dunlop's book "Behind Japanese Lines'' is a masterwork. A precise and highly readable balance between overall campaign and up close ground action. In addition, the book paints a terrific portrait of our Kachin Allies, giving them the full credit they deserve. We in the USA have been very fortunate to have friends this steadfast and brave.

Behind Japanese Lines stands with Goodbye Darkness, Helmet For My Pillow, and other truly great and illuminating memoirs of a challenging, mostly forgotten part of World War Two.
My father was an Englishman who was born in Burma and lived there until the Japanese occupation. My understanding is that he was about 19 years old when he first served as a radio communications specialist with the OSS detachment 101 behind Japanese lines in the jungles of northern Burma during WWII,. He was a white man who could speak and write fluent Burmese and was adept at Morse code. My mom says he was flown by the OSS from India to the US to train with their radio equipment before he was deployed in Burma. Sadly, he died in 1992 without ever reading this book. He did not tell me very much about his war experience while I was a young child but when I left England in 1985 to work in the US (stiil here!) he told me some harrowing experiences and said he had been rewarded with a special US passport for his service (which he lost after the war, so never used). Although my father's name is not mentioned in this book, the author's level of detail and writing style and the photos and maps gave me much insight into the US/allies Burma campaign and what my father's WWII experience must have been like. It is a very interesting book that I was glad to find
This is a particularly interesting book covering the start of the Office of Strategic Services and the war in China, Burma and India. It is not a first person account of an individual’s actions but a first person account of the collected actions of the OSS.

There were a lot of interesting aspect to this conflict. Among the most interesting items the OSS had to deal with was unknown land, geologic features that were mindboggling, local headhunters, various indigenous tribes and even tigers. It turns into a rather fascinating read.

In particular, two Catholic priests who defended their flocks and eventually became commissioned men in arms fascinated me. This was something out of the Middle Ages when bishops were often military men as well as priests. Clearly, these men of conviction were no men to confront. Either were their soldiers.

There is also one very interesting moment in the book where an OSS man is delivered to the front by way of helicopters. This is something most readers may not know, but this theater was the first to use helicopters.

In many ways, the book foretells the future of the imbedded Special Forces man who raises his own army of locals upset with being oppressed by North Vietnamese Army. The entire concept is very much reminiscent of the American experience in Vietnam only on a different scale and location.

Over all I enjoyed the book a great deal. It does have a unique litary feel and style to it. If you are interested in more information regarding the OSS, in general, I would suggest reading, Dead on Time by Jean Claude Guiet, who was an OSS man in Europe.
I just loved this book! It's along the lines of 'Vinegar Joe' and 'Coast Watchers'. Almost unbelievable how our men survived and were able to be this effective in the Jungle behind Enemy lines. I had no idea of this history. The Kachins (natives) that were essential to this entire operation deserve so much credit. They sound like amazing people. I see they are still fighting in Burma for a homeland even today. I thought the writing was good even tho it was apparently taken from diaries etc. I'm just really glad offered this book and that I read it!
My Dad had been with the British Army in Burma in WW2 and would never talk about it except to say that horrible things were done and that he had witnessed the aftermath of some of them.
I wanted to find out a bit more about that theatre of war.
This is a wonderful description of the clandestine part of that war and indeed terrible things were done.
Without excusing them, one can see that the Japanese mindset was that if they terrorized the locals they would roll over and submit. This was the same mindset as caused them to attack Pearl Harbor.
Except they didn't in either case.
The Kachin in Burma fought back with undying ferocity in league with the American special forces and some of their exploits makes one blanche in these days, with the vengeance that they enacted on the Japanese. It almost makes one sorry for them but they had to reap what they had sown.
Excitingly written, it almost reads like an adventure fiction, but it is real with real people in a war without mercy.
Be prepared for some horrific descriptions, but also understand that the Japanese didn't have to start their war of conquest but did have to take the consequences.
Well worth reading.
Excellent writing with lots of anecdotes and fascinating details. Gives you a feeling for the men, the jungle, and the natives; not to mention the Japanese. My only problem is the story about Eric Severeid who had to bailout over Burma; the account in this book is completely different from other books on the subject. Great read, but check the facts (if you can find them).