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by Alan Baker

  • ISBN: 0345097661
  • Author: Alan Baker
  • ePub ver: 1869 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 162
  • Publisher: Ballantine; First Printing edition (1972)
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Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian t. .

Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, or China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, often engaging Japanese forces superior in number.

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Comments (6)

Jeyn
Good book
Altad
tuff as nails
BOND
A must-have book for anybody collection.
Ffrlel
Great condition.
Mettiarrb
to c0ompare with Hunter's, Mortimer's et al.
Bev
McDonald Publishing and the Imperial War Museum teamed up back in the late 1960s and early 1970s to publish this tight series of illustrated paperbacks on the history of World War I, World War II (and a few other conflicts of the 20th century), which were picked up by Ballantine in the United States. They were all divided into subjects: battles, campaigns, weapons, war leaders, politics in action, human conflict, and regalia, by color bands on the bottom, enjoying common editing and artwork, and a fairly common collection of well-known historians. They cost $1 at the time (a good deal of money) and a lot more now (being out of print).

The series as a whole is slightly outdated by the disclosures from Allied codebreaking, and suffered from being whipped together in a hurry, but they remain then and now a fine introduction to conflict in the 20th century -- if you can find them.

The 5307th Composite Task Group (Provisional) was one of the very few US ground units that fought on the continent of Asia in World War II, and it gained prominence as a commando unit that fought its way from the Burma-India border to the Burmese town of Myitkyina (pronounced "Mitch-ina"), laying siege to the Japanese-held town. The point of the struggle was to create a corridor in which to build a road from Ledo in India to Myitkyina and beyond, so that Lend-Lease supplies could travel by land from India to China.

The campaign to do so was an unmitigated horror for all concerned, as the 5307th, known as "Merrill's Marauders" for its CO, Col. Frank Merrill, took heavy casualties from the jungle conditions as well as Japanese firepower. Despite suffering a heart attack, Merrill led from the front, and his unit accomplished its task, but was nearly wiped out.

These commando-style heroics in a horrific battlefield gave the Marauders good press in a theater where most of the news was bad and they enjoyed considerable glamor at the time, less so after the war, and the Burmese front became forgotten by the general public. The outfit itself didn't do much after the Myitkyina battle -- most of the survivors were serious hospital cases, and those who weren't objected to going back into the jungle for another go-round with the elements and the enemy.

Alan Baker writes a fairly comprehensive and tight history of this unique unit, and 170 pages is actually more than enough to tell it in some detail, even with the transcripts of radio signals. The Marauders were well-covered by the media at the time, and their top boss, Gen. Joseph Stilwell, who always made good copy with his campaign hat, acerbic comments, cigarette holder, and steel-rimmed glasses, was on the scene, the unit's highest-ranking platoon leader. Consequently, the book is well-served by photographs of weary-looking Marauders in the jungle and excellent maps of the unit's movements and battles. Some of these names are barely pronounceable, like Myitkyina, or just amusing: Wau, Shaduzup, and Inkhawnghataung.

Merrill's Marauders played a major role in the Allied victory in Burma, but not a decisive one. However, the book is an excellent close-up study of a small unit and its operations,and highly recommended.

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