A more substantial book than Leyte Calling by Lt. Joseph F. St. John, (Vanguard-P. 40), this second personal record of...

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A more substantial book than Leyte Calling by Lt. Joseph F. St. John, (Vanguard-P. 40), this second personal record of guerrilla activities in the conquered Philippines fellows the former in time, action and locale. But this gives a running narrative of guerrilla fighting, through the story of Richardson, one of Bulkeley's PT boat officers, who swam miles from a sailboat to reach a Jap held island where he was hidden by friendly, frightened Filipin. Under MacArthur, he operated as Chief of Staff in organising the guerrilla army, its propaganda, intelligence, medical corps, communications; he fell in love with a Spanish-descended Filipino; he was the butt of Japanese raids and investigations; he established radio communications on another island prior to MacArthur's ""I Will Return"". Older boys will appreciate the military adventure, the intimate account of Philippine warfare.

Pub Date: April 20, 1945

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1945