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Behind Japanese Lines: An American Guerrilla in the Philippines

by Ray C. Hunt and Bernard Norling

Availablepaperback$24.95s 978-0-8131-0986-2
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280 pages  Pubdate: 02/03/2000  6 x 9  illus, map

Behind Japanese Lines has a great deal to say about the relations with the Filipinos and about the problems of dealing with and fighting the Hukbalahaps, the communist guerrillas or, indeed, in opposing the Japanese. This book adds considerable insights into the significance of guerrilla warfare as it relates to modern warfare in general.

A first-person account of life with the Philippine guerrillas of World War II, written by an air force sergeant who spent three years in central Luzon. -- Booklist

Stands out for the vividness of its detail, its effort to sort fact from legend, and its tribute to the heroism of the resistance movement, which was almost entirely Filipino. -- Choice

A thrilling, informative book. -- Ex-POW Bulletin

Hunt tells his own harrowing tale as a guerrilla fighter, how he formed fighting groups, their fears, illnesses and reflections on the outcome of the years in the Hell of the Pacific. -- Historical Media Review

An exceptionally valuable contribution. -- Military

Makes war novels look pale. The book is engaging because it is as candid as the law allows. -- Washington Times

An exceptionally well written, eye witness narrative that is a much appreciated and welcome contribution to the growing library of World War II literature regarding combat operations in the Pacific Theater. -- Wisconsin Bookwatch

General Hunt’s arguments deserve detailed consideration and his book should be read by all serious students of the Vietnam War. -- David T. Zabecki -- Vietnam Magazine