• The Bush Blaster Battalion

The Bush Blaster Battalion

The Bush Blaster Battalion

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  • Author
    John R Roy
  • Publisher
    Iuniverse
  • Publication date
    27 January 2003

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    The Bush Blaster Battalion

  • Author

    John R Roy

  • Date Published

    27 January 2003

  • Publisher

    Iuniverse

  • Pages

    467 pages

  • ISBN

    9781469726298

Book Description

Read the little known story of the World War II Army Anti-Aircraft units in the Pacific, and how they helped win the war.

? Discover how and why one ack-ack battalion became known as the Bush Blasters.
? Learn how the men adapted to the danger, the heat, the rain, the mud, the mosquitoes, the misery and the boredom of life in the field.
? Read about strange and fascinating local customs of the New Guinea and Filipino people, from headhunting to John the Baptist.
? Find out how the Filipino people continued to fight and survive during years of Japanese occupation, and how they reacted to the arrival of the Allies.
? Learn the amazing hardships the Philippines endured, and how quickly conditions changed after the Allies arrived.
? Read letters from home, and how the war was fought in the cornfields and feedlots of the Midwest, as well as at the front.
? Get a feeling of the longings for home and the girls they left behind.
? See what memories still linger fifty-seven years after the war.

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