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An account of one of the forgotten heroes of the Second World War. Freddy Chapman fought the Japanese in Malaya for over three and half years, avoiding capture and causing havoc for the Japanese army. This book does justice to a true hero and one who should always be remembered.
Arctic explorer, survival expert and naturalist Freddy Spencer Chapman was trapped behind enemy lines when the Japanese overran Malaya in 1942. His response was to begin a commando campaign of such lethal effectiveness that the Japanese deployed an entire regiment to hunt him down, believing that a 200-strong guerrilla army was responsible for the wholesale destruction of their convoys. He was wounded, and racked by tropical disease. His companions were killed, or captured and then beheaded. Cut off from friendly forces, his only shelter the deep jungle, Chapman held out for three years and five months. Jungle Soldier recounts the thrilling and unforgettable adventures of the North country orphan who survived against all odds to become a legend of guerrilla warfare.
'Incredible ... the death-defying adventures of a great British war hero'
'Freddy Spencer Chapman is the greatest war hero you have probably never heard of ... Perhaps this book will help win final recognition for a truly extraordinary man'
'This story of endurance in the fetid heat of the Malayan jungle is surely one of the most inspiring of the whole war ... A courageous and utterly English hero'
'An extraordinary life ... Quite why Chapman hasn't found Lawrence of Arabia's fame is anyone's guess'
Publication date: 27/05/2010
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||27th May 2010|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Biography: historical, political & military, Second World War, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Special & elite forces,|
Brian Moynahan was an award-winning foreign correspondent and European editor with the Sunday Times. His many books include The Faith: A History of Christianity, The Russian Century, Comrades, The Claws of the Bear, Rasputin. Forgotten Soldiers, his first book for Quercus, was published in 2007.More About Brian Moynahan