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Description - Famine, Sword, and Fire by Daniel Jackson

The untold story of Chinese and Americans standing side-by-side, fighting together and dying together on the highest, most rugged battlegrounds of WWII. In May 1942, the Japanese 15th Army conquered Burma and southwest China. Only a desperate defence by disorganised and defeated Chinese troops and the war-weary remains of Claire Chennault's mercenary Flying Tigers stopped the advance at the Salween River. For two years, the people of southwest China lived under an oppressive Japanese occupation while Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, President Franklin Roosevelt, General Joseph Stilwell, and Major General Claire Chennault bickered over what to do next. Finally, in May 1944, the Chinese Expeditionary Force, with American supplies and advisors, supported from above by the legendary 14th Air Force, crossed the Salween to take back what they had lost. AUTHOR: Daniel Jackson graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in military history and a minor in Chinese language. 112 b/w photographs and maps

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764348389
ISBN-10: 0764348388
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x 0mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Daniel Jackson

Daniel Jackson graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2009 with a bachelors degree in military history and a minor in Chinese language. He is now an Air Force pilot living with his beautiful wife near Pensacola, Florida.

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