World War II Jungle Warfare Tactics

World War II Jungle Warfare Tactics

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This book describes and illustrates, in fascinating detail, the slow and painful learning curve followed by the Allies in the mid-war years as they attempted to end the Japanese stranglehold on Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Based on the actual wartime training documents and front-line memoirs, it shows how the British, Australian and US armies transformed their tactics, attitudes and equipment to master the art of jungle warfare. In 1944-45 the Allies finally conquered the jungle environment, exploiting their new strengths and their enemy's weaknesses, to win crushing victories in Burma and on the Pacific islands.When all sign of human presence had been left behind, walking along streambeds was the ... As the US manual Jungle Warfare tersely explained: a#39; Jungle fighting is performed largely by infantry. ... The mosquito may not have killed as efficiently as the Japanese, but on several fronts a€“ and notably in Burma a€“ it put manyanbsp;...

Title:World War II Jungle Warfare Tactics
Author:Stephen Bull, Steve Noon
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2013-08-20


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