Between the Lines of World War II

Twenty-One Remarkable People and Events

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About the Book

This is a collection of 21 accounts of people and events that illuminate the strange adventures, mysterious circumstances, extreme behaviors and forgotten tragedies of World War II. Ranging from a look at Adolf Hitler’s “children factory,” to the smuggling of gold bullion from the besieged island of Corregidor, to those who flew with the Chinese Air Force against Japan years before the more famous Flying Tigers, these accounts provide insight into the larger scope of the war.

About the Author(s)

Paul M. Edwards is the founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of the Korean War at Graceland University’s Independence, Missouri, campus. He is a Korean War veteran and author of 13 works on military history. He lives in Independence.

Bibliographic Details

Paul M. Edwards
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 231
Bibliographic Info: glossary, notes, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4667-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5583-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      ix

Preface      1

Terms and Phrases      5

Introduction      7

PART I: THE MYSTERIOUS AND UNEXPLAINED      11

1. The Sitting Duck      13

2. The Phantom Four-Stacker      23

3. No German Child Should Go Unborn      32

4. Bullion for Ballast      41

5. Her Name Was Evergreen      48

6. The Peking Man: Where Is He?      56

7. The First Captives      65

PART II: THE REST OF THE STORY      73

8. Beyond the USS Panay      75

9. The Smoking Cobras      85

10. More Ships Than the Navy      95

11. Stories from the KPM      102

12. Preempting the Flying Tigers      110

13. Winston’s Special      120

14. The Paukenschlag of April 1942      132

PART III: EVENTS WORTH REMEMBERING      141

15. The City of Benares      142

16. The Battle of Buna      150

17. The Massacre at Palawan      157

18. The Voyage of the Li Wo      166

19. The Saga of Annie Clark      176

20. The Incredible John H. Lang      186

21. The Cave of the Virgins      192

Conclusion      201

Bibliography      203

Index      209