Jungle Soldier (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2010-05-27
Förlag
Quercus Publishing
Illustrationer
Illustrations, maps (some col.), ports.
Dimensioner
204 x 131 x 32 mm
Vikt
332 g
ISBN
9781849162081

Jungle Soldier

The True Story of Freddy Spencer Chapman

Häftad, Engelska, 2010-05-27
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Arctic explorer, survival expert and naturalist Freddy Spencer Chapman was trapped behind enemy lines when the Japanese overran Malaya in 1942. His response was to begin a commando campaign of such lethal effectiveness that the Japanese deployed an entire regiment to hunt him down, believing that a 200-strong guerrilla army was responsible for the wholesale destruction of their convoys. He was wounded, and racked by tropical disease. His companions were killed, or captured and then beheaded. Cut off from friendly forces, his only shelter the deep jungle, Chapman held out for three years and five months. Jungle Soldier recounts the thrilling and unforgettable adventures of the North country orphan who survived against all odds to become a legend of guerrilla warfare.
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'Incredible ... the death-defying adventures of a great British war hero' Chris Ryan. Chris Ryan 'This story of endurance in the fetid heat of the Malayan jungle is surely one of the most inspiring of the whole war ... A courageous and utterly English hero' Daily Mail. Daily Mail 'Freddy Spencer Chapman is the greatest war hero you have probably never heard of ... Perhaps this book will help win final recognition for a truly extraordinary man' Sunday Times. Sunday Times 'An extraordinary life ... Quite why Chapman hasn't found Lawrence of Arabia's fame is anyone's guess' Guardian. Guardian

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Brian Moynahan was a foreign correspondent and European editor with the Sunday Times. His many books include The Faith: A History of Christianity, The Russian Century, Comrades, The Claws of the Bear, Rasputin and William Tyndale.

Innehållsförteckning

List of Maps. Prologue: Behind Enemy Lines. A Very English Boyhood. Journeys on the Ice Cap. Goodbye to a Golden Boy. Scrambles in Sikkim. The Mission. To War. Across the Main Range. The Mad Fortnight. Disasters and Decapitations. Birds and Bullets. 'Japun! Japun!' The Betrayer. Journey to Shangri-La. A World Turned Upside Down. The Search for Noone. Taken by the Japanese. On the Run. The Traitor-Killing Camp. Hollow Days. Deliverance. The Lion in Winter. Glossary. Acknowledgement and Bibliography. Index.