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Book Title: The Jungle Is Neutral|
The author of the book: F. Spencer Chapman
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 33.42 MB
Edition: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Date of issue: 1949
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Read full description of the books The Jungle Is Neutral:THE JUNGLE IS NEUTRAL makes The Bridge Over the River Kwai look like a tussle in a schoolyard.
F. SPENCER CHAPMAN, the book's unflappable author, narrates with typical British aplomb an amazing tale of four years spent as a guerrilla in the jungle, haranguing the Japanese in occupied Malaysia.
Traveling sometimes by bicycle and motorcycle, rarely by truck, and mainly in dugouts, on foot, and often on his belly through the jungle muck, Chapman recruits sympathetic Chinese, Malays, Tamils, and Sakai tribesman into an irregular corps of jungle fighters. Their mission: to harass the Japanese in any way possible. In riveting scenes, they blow up bridges, cut communication lines, and affix plasticine to troop-filled trucks idling by the road. They build mines by stuffing bamboo with gelignite. They throw grenades and disappear into the jungle, their faces darkened with carbon, their tommy guns wrapped in tape so as not to reflect the moonlight.
And when he is not battling the Japanese, or escaping from their prisons, he is fighting the jungle's incessant rain, wild tigers, unfriendly tribesmen, leeches, and undergrowth so thick it can take four hours to walk a mile.
It is a war story without rival.
Read information about the authorFrederick 'Freddie' Spencer Chapman, DSO & Bar, ED was a British Army officer and veteran of World War II who became famous for his exploits behind enemy lines in the jungles of Japanese-occupied Malaya.
Few men in the modern world have lived such an adventurous life as Lieutenant Colonel Chapman. He explored the frozen wastes of Greenland; he climbed among the high mountains of the Himalayas; in his time he was one of the few white men who had visited Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.
During the Second World War, he spent over three years behind the Japanese lines in the jungle of Malaya. He worked with brave Chinese and Malayans, harrying the Japanese across their lines of communication. He was often grievously ill; he was wounded at least three times; twice he was taken prisoner. The first time he fell into the hands of Chinese who were traitors. He escaped from them only to fall into the hands of the Japanese. Once again, he escaped.
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