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The OSS in Burma : jungle war against the Japanese

Author: Troy J Sacquety
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2013] ©2013
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first and only book to cover the World War II exploits and contributions of Detachment 101--considered by many to be the forerunner of today's Special Forces--in Burma against the Japanese  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Troy J Sacquety
ISBN: 9780700619092 0700619097 0700620184 9780700620180
OCLC Number: 842504128
Description: xiv, 320 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Before the storm --
The fall of Burma --
Laying the groundwork: 1941-January 1943 --
Creating the detachment out of an undefined problem --
Deconfliction --
OSS and SOE --
Finding a location --
Detachment 101 sets up the Jungle School --
Communications --
Moving toward the first operations --
Long-range penetration operations --
A Group --
B Group --
W Group --
BALLS, BALL's #1, and REX --
The evaluations --
Short-range penetrations meet success --
The first short-range effort, Operation FORWARD --
Group --
KNOTHEAD --
Rethinking operations: the detachment evolves, February 1943-January 1944 --
The detachment reevaluates its personnel situation --
Finances --
Communications and coding --
Developing liaison --
Supplies remain a problem --
New additions to Detachment 101 --
Peers takes over: Detachment 101 comes of age, January-May 1944 --
Existing force structure --
New OSS branches arrive --
Detachment 101 and the campaign for Myitkyina: February-August 1944 --
Postscript --
Peers continues his reforms: June-August 1944 --
Existing force structure --
New OSS branches arrive --
Reorganizing after Myitkyina: September-December 1944 --
Existing force structure --
A new organization of sorts --
The last OSS branches arrive: January-March 1945 --
Existing force structure --
New branches arrive --
The Shan states: August 1944-March 1945 --
The push after Myitkyina --
The Arakan field unit: February-June 1945 --
The Arakan field unit (AFU) --
Rangoon --
The last months: April-July 1945 --
Field operations --
The detachment --
Detachment 101 disbands.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Troy J. Sacquety.

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