ESCAPE TO FIGHT ON: WITH 204 MILITARY MISSION IN CHINA.

Whitehead, John S. & Bennett, George B.


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1st ed., 1990. 205 pp., 14 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 15cm. FINE. This is a British soldier's unique perspective on the Sino-Japanese War and his part in the work of 204 Military Mission, an Anglo-Australian guerrilla unit. Having escaped from the Japanese, John ('Taffy') Whitehead was picked up by undercover members of 204 Military Mission whose chief purpose, centered on Chungking, was to train Chinese Nationalists in guerrilla operations. They hoped to create havoc among the Japanese with sudden ambushes and hit-and-run attacks. The author joined the commandos in their plan to rescue prisoners from Hong Kong's POW camps. Although the mission was short-lived it played a courageous part in the struggle against the Japanese.


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