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BEHIND THE BURMA ROAD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Subtitled The True Story of Detachment 101, America's Most Successful Guerrilla Force, this book is the result of a unique collaboration by a commanding officer (Colonel Peers) and one of the men who served under him. Detachment 101 was a ""clandestine organization"" of American, British, and Burmese military personnel who formed and led groups of tribesmen in Japanese-occupied Northern Burma during World War II. The story begins with the birth and training of this unprecedented unit at the request of Generals Joseph Stilwell and William Donovan in 1942; it explains their complicated tasks of espionage, harassment of the Japanese army from the near, and the rescue of Allied airmen shot down over the remote and almost inaccessible jungle. It culminates in an account of the crucial role played by the group in the 1944 campaign to establish a land supply route from India into China. All in all it is a fascinating and little-known chapter of the war, painstakingly detailed but often excitingly told.

Publisher: Little, Brown-A.M.P.