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Would you consider the audio edition of Behind Japanese Lines to be better than the print version?
Yes. The audio version is more exciting. The material lends itself to dramatic interpretation.
What did you like best about this story?
The ingenuity and steadfastness of the indigenous guerillas. What resourceful, brave, intelligent, loyal allies were they.
Which character – as performed by David Baker – was your favorite?
All of the characters are riveting.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes. The descriptions of torture are harrowing but also necessary to understand fully the barbarous ways of the Japanese military. Simply outrageous. They got what was coming to them.
Any additional comments?
Would make for a fabulous movie, if a very expensive one (given location, logistics, and the formidable environment/weather).
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A detailed account of the birth of the OSS with an unanticipated formation of a symbiotic relationship between allied forces and indigenous hill tribes. Those tribes people were equally indispensable to the hard fought retaking of Burma.
It's a slow read, but it's real, so I'm not surprised. It's an epic struggle. I guess you could say that, for the Japanese, this was their Vietnam.
A well written book and also interesting. It covers a period of world war ll which has very little written about.