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Prelude to the Monsoon : Assignment in Sumatra

Author: G F Jacobs; D Clayton James
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016] ©1982
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author's personal eyewitness account of the developments in Sumatra immediately after the Japanese surrender in August of 1945 combines the excitement and adventure of a fast-paced novel with a valuable record of a lost portion of history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, South African
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Gideon Francois Jacobs; Gideon Francois Jacobs
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G F Jacobs; D Clayton James
ISBN: 9781512802856 1512802859
OCLC Number: 979625076
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Illustrations --
Foreword --
Introduction --
I. A Journey Foreseen --
II. Arrival by Parachute --
III. First Encounter --
IV. The Going becomes Tougher --
V. Flight in a Japanese Bomber --
VI. The Living Dead --
VII. Incident on the Equator --
VIII. In Search of Survivors --
IX. Strange Allies --
X. Lady Mountbatten --
XI. Mass Murder --
XII. New Complications --
XIII. Time Runs Out --
XIV. End of the Road --
XV. Departure --
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Responsibility: G. F. Jacobs.

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