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Jungle Soldier by Brian Moynahan
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Jun 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: wwii, biography, 2010
Read in August, 2010

The true story of Freddy Chapman, focusing in particular on the years he spent behind enemy lines in Malaya during WWII. This was an inspiring read, I was impressed by his adventures before war broke out (there is quite a lot of detail of his pre-war Arctic expeditions) but the ingenuity and tenacity displayed during his time behind enemy lines is amazing - sabotage operations, capture and escape, feats of endurance and bouts of malaria all feature. And all the while he takes notes of the native flora and fauna, you couldn't make it up.

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