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United States Army in World War II. the War in the Pacific: the Approach to the Philippines and United States Army in World War II. China-Burma-India Theater. Stilwell's Mission to China
United States Army in World War II. the War in the Pacific: the Approach to the Philippines and United States Army in World War II. China-Burma-India Theater. Stilwell's Mission to China
By Robert Ross Smith and Charles F. Romanus and Riley Sunderlan
Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Military History and Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Military History, 1953, 623441 pp
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Two further volumes in this extensive official history. Mr. Smith's book deals principally with the amphibious and ground operations along the New Guinea coast in 1944. Of greater political interest is the volume on General Stilwell's mission. The authors' conclusion, based on extensive inquiry, is that Stilwell's "interest in the Chinese Communists was minor and his relations with them casual and incidental. General Stilwell's interests in China centered on his attempt to carry out the War Department orders to reform the Chinese Army to a passable level of efficiency."