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Famine, Sword, and Fire: The Liberation of Southwest China in World War II

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Famine, Sword, and Fire: The Liberation of Southwest China in World War II

Daniel Jackson

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The untold story of Chinese and Americans standing side-by-side, fighting together and dying together on the highest, most rugged battlegrounds of WWII. In May 1942, the Japanese 15th Army conquered Burma and southwest China. Only a desperate defense by disorganized and defeated Chinese troops and the war-weary remains of Claire Chennault’s mercenary Flying Tigers stopped the advance at the Salween River. For two years, the people of southwest China lived under an oppressive Japanese occupation while Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, President Franklin Roosevelt, General Joseph Stilwell, and Major General Claire Chennault bickered over what to do next. Finally, in May 1944, the Chinese Expeditionary Force, with American supplies and advisors, supported from above by the legendary 14th Air Force, crossed the Salween to take back what they had lost.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 112 b/w photos & maps | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348389 | Binding: hard cover

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Daniel Jackson grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Military History and a minor in Chinese Language. He earned his wings at Sheppard Air Force Base in February 2011 and is now an Air Force pilot living near Pensacola, Florida, with his beautiful and supportive wife Brianna. FAMINE, SWORD, AND FIRE is his second book. Schiffer published his first book, THE FORGOTTEN SQUADRON, in 2010.