CHINA-THE REMEMBERED LIFE by Paul & Graham Peck Frillmann


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Paul Frillmann first went to China in 1936 as a young missionary; when Hankow fell, he sheltered women from the marauding Japanese with an empty Luger pistol and a police dog. He joined Chennault's Flying Tigers as Chaplain, ended up as a Service of Supply man, escaped Rangoon up the Burma Road. After the Flying Tigers disbanded, he joined the U.S. Air Force as combat intelligence officer, again in China; later worked for the Office of Strategic Services, the State Department there. He was on hand to witness the fall of Nationalist China, is here to tell what he knows of the ""Stillwell Incident"" which he renames the ""'Roosevelt Incident"" (F.D.R. changed his mind about Chiang at Cairo); also about Chennault, and the then unknown John Birch, the first American killed by the Communists after the Japanese surrender, on a mission that would have been his (the Frillman Society?). Nothing has been named for him, but he is an attractive, intelligent observer-participant. His remembered life, however, is remote from present day concerns.

Pub Date: June 3rd, 1968
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin