The Jungle Is Neutral

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Author: F. Spencer Chapman,F Spencer Chapman Dso

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976123252

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Page: 476

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THE JUNGLE IS NEUTRAL makes The Bridge Over the River Kwai look like a tussle in a schoolyard. F. SPENCER CHAPMAN, the book's unflappable author, narrates with typical British aplomb an amazing tale of four years spent as a guerrilla in the jungle, haranguing the Japanese in occupied Malaya. Traveling sometimes by bicycle and motorcycle, rarely by truck, and mainly in dugouts, on foot, and often on his belly through the jungle muck, Chapman recruits sympathetic Chinese, Malays, Tamils, and Sakai tribesman into an irregular corps of jungle fighters. Their mission: to harass the Japanese in any way possible. In riveting scenes, they blow up bridges, cut communication lines, and affix plastique to troop-filled trucks idling by the road. They build mines by stuffing bamboo with gelignite. They throw grenades and disappear into the jungle, their faces darkened, their tommy guns wrapped in tape so as not to reflect the moonlight. And when he is not battling the Japanese, or escaping from their prisons, he is fighting the jungle's incessant rain, wild tigers, unfriendly tribesmen, leeches, and undergrowth so thick it can take four hours to walk a mile. It is a war story without rival.

Zwischen Kollaboration und Widerstand

Die japanische Besatzung in Malaya und Singapur (1942-1945)

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Author: Takuma Melber

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593508176

Category: History

Page: 648

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Im Zweiten Weltkrieg eroberten japanische Truppen nach dem Überraschungsangriff auf Pearl Harbor fast ganz Südostasien. Auch die malaiische Halbinsel und Singapur standen von Februar 1942 bis zum Kriegsende unter dem japanischen Sonnenbanner. In seiner Studie zu Japans Besatzung konzentriert sich Takuma Melber besonders auf Formen der militärischen und politischen Kollaboration, den militärischen chinesisch-kommunistischen Widerstand gegen die Okkupationsmacht sowie das Auftreten massiver Gewaltexzesse. Sein Buch bezieht dafür nicht nur Material von alliierten Nachrichtendiensten und die Sicht der Opfer, sondern ganz wesentlich auch japanische Quellen und damit insbesondere die Perspektive der Besatzer mit ein. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Förderpreis für Militärgeschichte und Militärtechnikgeschichte 2017 (2. Platz) Krieg und Konflikt: Herausgegeben von Martin Clauss, Marian Füssel, Oliver Janz, Sönke Neitzel und Oliver Stoll

Skizzen zur österreichischen Philosophie

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Author: Rudolf Haller

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042015036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

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From the contents: Philosophie, Politik und Wissenschaftliche Weltauffassung: zur Frage der Philosophie in Osterreich und Deutschland (B. Smith). - Facts, truths and the ontology of logical realism (H. Hochberg). - Franz Brentano und die Wiederentdeckung der Intentionalitat Richtigstellung herkommlicher Missverstandnisse und Missdeutungen (M. Antonelli). - Erneuerung der Philosophia Perennis: uber die ersten vier Habilitationsthesen Brentanos (W. Sauer). - Confessions of a Meinongian logician (D. Jacquette). - Lewis and Sylvan on noneism (A. Witherall). - What is it to compose a musical work (M.E. Reicher)."

When The Jungle is Silent

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Author: James Boschert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942756187

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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Borneo, Sarawak, The Confrontation, jungle, adventure, war, soldiers Set in Borneo during a little known war known as The Confrontation, this story tells of the British soldiers who fought in one of the densest jungles in the world. Jason, a young soldier of the Light Infantry who is good with guns, is stationed in Penang, an idyllic island off the coast of Malaysia. He is living aimlessly in paradise until he meets Megan, a bright and intelligent young American from the Peace Corps. Megan challenges his complacent existence and a romance develops, but then the regiment is sent off to Borneo. After a dismal shipping upriver, the regiment arrives in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. Jason is moved up to Padawan, close to local populations of Ibans and Dyak headhunters and in the path of the Indonesian offensive. Fighting erupts along the border of Sarawak and a small fort is turned into a muddy hell from which Jason is an unlikely survivor. An SAS Sergeant and his trackers have been drawn to the vicinity by the battle, but who will find Jason first: rescuers or hostiles? Jason is forced to wake up to the cruel harshness of real soldiering while he endeavors stay one step ahead of the Indonesians who are combing the Jungle. The jungle itself, although neutral, is deadly enough. James Boschert served in Borneo with the British Army and is the author of Assassins of Alamut, a story of Persia in the time of the Crusades.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Wonders of the Jungle

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Author: Prince Ghosh

Publisher: Sai ePublications via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1300013737

Category: Fiction

Page: 95

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An elephant herd is a kind of republic, something like the United States of America, only much smaller and much simpler. So its leader is a sort of president. He is usually the wisest elephant in the herd. You may like to know how the elephants choose their president. I shall tell you how they do that. But you must first consider how the people of the United States choose their President. They find out who among their important men is best able to lead them in all the great duties of the nation. Then they choose him. But if afterward they find that he is not leading the nation in the wisest manner, then the people of the United States choose another man to be their President the next time. The elephants in a herd do something like that. They first follow the elephant who, they think, is best able to lead them. But if afterward they find that he is not leading them through the jungle in the right way, and that another elephant could lead them in a better manner, then they follow him instead. He then becomes the president of the herd. "But what is the best way of leading the herd through the jungle?" you may ask. I shall now tell you about that. The best way to lead the herd is to satisfy all their needs. So the president of the herd has four great duties.

For Love of Regiment

A History of British Infantry, Volume 2, 1915-1994

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Author: Charles Messenger

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473814391

Category: History

Page: 304

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The author explains how the tradition of loyalty to the regiment has served the British Army so well over the past 350 years and, in his vivid description of some of the major campaigns in which it has fought, shows what it was like at various times to have been an officer or a soldier in the British Army.

Futures we are in

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Author: F. Emery

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468484885

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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After explicating the analytical framework I will proceed to develop scenarios as follows: I. General scenarios -maladaptive and adaptive. 2. The future for the Western group of societies. Within this will seek to identify the main changes in the natures of work, leisure, family organisation, education and life styles. 3. The future for the major Asian powers, China, Japan and India. 4. A world scenario centred about the first two scenarios but also aimed to locate within this pattern the most probable future for sets of the smaller societies and under-developed countries. The scenarios will be developed in that order, for good reasons. Sociological forecasting has to deal, in the first instance, with sets of societies that are closely interdependent, each with the other. A scenario for Western societies generally is required before one can hope to write one for the individual countries, e.g. France, Australia, because they are not evolving independently. The widespread upsurge of student revolts in 1967-68 well illustrates this interdependence. Some writers, like Stevens (1970) have taken the U.S.A. as the model of the future for the other smaller Western societies. There is some justifi cation for this as the U.S. has certainly been the 'leading part' in the West for some decades. However, there is danger in assuming that that will persist. A change in the near future in the problems that commonly confront Western societies may make the U.S. example 'depasee', old hat, if not down-right misleading.

Arrows of Fortune

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Author: A.J Deane-Drummond

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473811945

Category: History

Page: 259

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Major-General Anthony Deane-Drummond - as he is now - was a famed escaper from the Germans in World War II. He first described his experiences in a book called "Return Ticket". This is the full story of his life which is chiefly memorable for the story of his escape after the Battle of Arnhem.

The Jungle - Upton Sinclair

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Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438113978

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Page: N.A

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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle not only drew attention from the likes of Winston Churchill and President Theodore Roosevelt-it drew action. The novel's depiction of what takes place in a meat-processing plant pressed the U.S. government into tak

A Complete Guide to Common Entrance for the Caribbean

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Author: Roy Narinesingh

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780175662197

Category: Arithmetic

Page: 90

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This guide includes multiple choice papers each containing sections on comprehension, composition, verbal activity, sentence construction and mathematics. It comes with a Student Book and a Complete Guide.

Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Kompaktausgabe

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Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446435530

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.

Unjustifiable Risk?

The Story of British Climbing

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Author: Simon Thompson

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849656991

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of the scientists and poets, parsons and anarchists, villains and judges, ascetics and drunks that have shaped its development over the past two hundred years. The history of climbing inevitably reflects the wider changes that have occurred in British society, including class, gender, nationalism and war, but the sport has also contributed to changing social attitudes to nature and beauty, heroism and death. Over the years, increasing wealth, leisure and mobility have gradually transformed climbing from an activity undertaken by an eccentric and privileged minority into a sub-division of the leisure and tourist industry, while competition, improved technology and information, and increasing specialisation have helped to create climbs of unimaginable difficulty at the leading edge of the sport. But while much has changed, even more has remained the same. Today's climbers would be instantly recognisable to their Victorian predecessors, with their desire to escape from the crowded complexity of urban society and willingness to take "unjustifiable" risk in pursuit of beauty, adventure and self-fulfilment. Unjustifiable Risk was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize in 2011.

Ipoh

When Tin was King

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Author: N.A

Publisher: PERAK ACADEMY

ISBN: 9834250029

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 724

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The Storm of War

A New History of the Second World War

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Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141938862

Category: History

Page: 768

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On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots find it difficult not to see some faults in his actions.' Andrew Roberts's previous book Masters and Commanders studied the creation of Allied grand strategy; Beating Corporal Hitler now analyses how Axis strategy evolved. Examining the Second World War on every front, Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, the Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself? In researching this uniquely vivid history of the Second World War Roberts has walked many of the key battlefield and wartime sites of Russia, France, Italy, Germany and the Far East. The book is full of illuminating sidelights on the principle actors that bring their characters and the ways in which they reached decisions into fresh focus.

Das Bild der Stadt

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Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602166

Category: Architecture

Page: 215

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Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.

A Lifetime of News

Tales of a Foreign Correspondent

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Author: Robert L. Kroon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465322027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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A Lifetime Of News chronicles Robert L. Kroons wartime years in Holland under German occupation and his life as a foreign correspondent, radio and TV journalist that took him from Europe to East Timor and Easter Island and dozens of other countries in between. It looks back on some of the peoplesome famous, some eccentric, some admirable and others less sothat he interviewed in the course of his career, including the Shah of Iran, Peter Ustinov and Frank Sinatra. In his introduction, Bob Kroon explains that this book is the offshoot of ten years of current affairs lectures aboard international cruise ships, where he discovered that specific anecdotes illuminating the people and places he covered in his 50 years as a roving correspondent would keep the audience awake, while analytical ponderings about the state of the world had many passengers nodding off. After these lectures, people often asked him where his book was. So Bob Kroon decided to share some of the more memorable episodes with a larger audience, focusing on the humanity of people who crossed his path. A Lifetime Of News is a selective, personal chronicle of events and people that shaped his life and career.

Jungle Soldier

The true story of Freddy Spencer Chapman

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Author: Brian Moynahan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849167818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 445

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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 against him, hunting for him as they did for no other. 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.