Shadows in the Jungle

Shadows in the Jungle

The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II

Book - 2009
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A new account of World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother. Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his ignominious flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur needed a first-rate intelligence-gathering unit. Out of thousands, only 138 men were chosen. They were the best, toughest, and fittest men the Army had to offer. They were the Alamo Scouts. Larry Alexander follows the footsteps of the men who made up the elite reconnaissance unit that served as General MacArthur’s eyes and ears in the Pacific War. Drawing from personal interviews and testimonies from Scout veterans, Alexander weaves together the tales of the individual Scouts, who often spent weeks behind enemy lines to complete their missions. Now, more than sixty years after the war, the story of the Alamo Scouts will finally be told.
Publisher: New York : NAL Caliber, 2009.
ISBN: 9780451225931
0451225937
Call Number: 940.54 ALEXANDER
Characteristics: 336 p.
Subjects: United States. -- Army. -- Army, 6th. -- Special Reconnaissance Unit.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Reconnaissance operations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area.

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Britty346
Jun 30, 2016

I happened to stumble upon this book when I was looking through WWII books to read. I was blown away by this book and all the information and stories that were shared about this unknown group of soldiers who saved so many lives and went on very dangerous missions to gain information. This is a great read if you are interested in WWII history!

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cobragunship
Mar 17, 2013

A great read about a recon unit that inserted small teams by PT Boats or
by submarine onto Japenese held islands to gather intelligence or in some cases to wipe out those savages. Highly recommended. Freedom isn't free!!

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Britty346
Jun 30, 2016

Violence: Of course because it's a war story!

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Britty346
Jun 30, 2016

Coarse Language: Damn is used a lot and God's name and Jesus' names are used as swear words too.

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Jun 30, 2016

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