Between the Lines of World War II: Twenty-One Remarkable People and Events

Between the Lines of World War II: Twenty-One Remarkable People and Events

by Paul M. Edwards




This is a collection of 21 accounts of people and events that illuminate the strange adventures, mysterious circumstances, extreme behaviors and forgotten tragedies of World War II. Ranging from a look at Adolf Hitler’s “children factory,” to the smuggling of gold bullion from the besieged island of Corregidor, to those who flew with the Chinese Air Force against Japan years before the more famous Flying Tigers, these accounts provide insight into the larger scope of the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786446674
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/24/2010
Series: History/Military/World War II
Pages: 231
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paul M. Edwards is the founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of the Korean War at Graceland University’s Independence, Missouri, campus. He is the author of 13 works on military history. He lives in Independence.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface 1

Terms and Phrases 5

Introduction 7

Part I The Mysterious and Unexplained 11

1 The Sitting Duck 13

2 The Phantom Four-Stacker 23

3 No German Child Should Go Unborn 32

4 Bullion for Ballast 41

5 Her Name Was Evergreen 48

6 The Peking Man: Where Is He? 56

7 The First Captives 65

Part II The Rest of the Story 73

8 Beyond the USS Panay 75

9 The Smoking Cobras 85

10 More Ships Than the Navy 95

11 Stories from the KPM 102

12 Preempting the Flying Tigers 110

13 Winston's Special 120

14 The Paukenschlag of April 1942 132

Part III Events Worth Remembering 141

15 The City of Benares 142

16 The Battle of Buna 150

17 The Massacre at Palawan 157

18 The Voyage of the Li Wo 166

19 The Saga of Annie Clark 176

20 The Incredible John H. Lang 186

21 The Cave of the Virgins 192

Conclusion 201

Bibliography 203

Index 209

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