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SACO - The Rice Paddy Navy
SACO - The Rice Paddy Navy


 
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SACO - The Rice Paddy Navy
The story of how two men, Lieutenant General Tai Li, Chief of Nationalist China’s Secret Service, and RADM (then Captain) Milton E. Miles, USN, Chief of the US Strategic Services in the Far East, met at Chungking one day in early 1942 and formulated plans for prosecuting the Navy’s part of the war in China and its waters; how they selected a group of technicians and fighting men to carry out America’s objectives; the patience, tolerance and understanding employed by them in welding Chinese guerrilla forces into an organization whose activities extended from the borders of the Gobi Desert to French Indochina and from the Himalayan Mountains in Western Yunaan to China’s Pacific seaboard, in front of and behind enemy lines. It is also a “cloak and dagger” story wherein the guerrillas, accompanied by American advisers, under the cover of darkness in most instances, destroy highways, railroads, bridges and supply facilities, kill a few Japanese and puppet troops – and then run. It is a story of how the Americans got along with the Chinese, where and how they lived, eye witness accounts and many of their encounters with the Japanese and what they think today of the Chinese guerrilla soldier, coolie and farmer.
Soft cover. 408 pages.

These books were donated to the Admiral Nimitz Foundation by SACO – 100% of their purchase price benefits the National Museum of the Pacific War.

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