World War II Jungle Warfare Tactics

World War II Jungle Warfare Tactics

by Stephen Bull, Steve Noon
     
 

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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

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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.

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“Wartime training documents and front-line memoirs of action spice a survey of these battles and bring history to life.” —The Bookwatch Midwest Book Review

“I found it to be quite interesting and easy to read. A book that I know you'll enjoy once you start reading. Like all Osprey titles, it is one you can buy with confidence.” —Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472805270
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Series:
Elite , #151
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,098,328
File size:
20 MB
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Meet the Author

Dr Stephen Bull is Curator of Military History and Archaeology for Lancashire County Museums with special responsibility for local regimental collections; he has previously worked at the National Army Museum and the BBC. Amongst his other books are four Osprey titles, two on World War I Trench Warfare (Elite 78 & 84), and two on World War II Infantry Tactics in the Institute of Field Archaeologists in 2004, he has appeared in the TV series Battlefield Detectives. Elected a Member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists in 2004, he has appeared in the TV series Battlefield Detectives. His latest exhibition is a display of Far East prisoner-of-war art at the Museum of Lancashire, Preston.

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. Steve has provided award-winning illustrations for renowned publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began.
Museum curator and university external examiner Dr Stephen Bull studied at the University of Wales, and worked at the BBC and National Army Museum in London. Now Curator of Military History and Archaeology for Lancashire County Museums he has completed an MBA, and been elected Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. Published in a variety of languages on both sides of the Atlantic he was listed for the Portico Prize for Literature. His latest book 'The Old Front Line' is published in the UK and US, and now translated into Dutch.

Stephen has made many TV and radio appearances including the series 'Battlefield Detectives' and 'Instruments of Death', both shown internationally, and the BBC 'One Show'. His book of the Channel 4 series 'Last War Heroes', is available in North American, UK and Norwegian editions. The series took Canadian Screen Award for 'best history' under its US title 'D-Day to Victory' in 2013. A consultant to the University of Oxford, Stephen has assisted in the creation of a European database to document the individual experience of the First World War through archives, photographs, and objects. The photograph shows Stephen (right) with Lorenz Andraes at the German National Library, 'DNB', Frankfurt.
Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He's had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. He has provided award-winning illustrations for the publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began. Steve has illustrated over 30 books for Osprey.

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