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The Resource Among the headhunters : an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle, Robert Lyman

Among the headhunters : an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle, Robert Lyman

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Among the headhunters : an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle
Title
Among the headhunters
Title remainder
an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle
Statement of responsibility
Robert Lyman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Flying the notorious "Hump" route between India and China in 1943, a twin engine Curtiss-Wright C-46 plane suffered engine failure and crashed over the mountainous, remote border country. Among the passengers and crew were celebrated CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, a Soviet double-agent posing as an OSS operative, and General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell's personal political adviser. Against the odds, all but one of the twenty-one people on the doomed aircraft survived. But they fell from the frying pan into the fire. Disentangling themselves from their chutes the shocked survivors discovered that they had arrived in wild country dominated by a tribe with a reason to hate white men. The Nagas were notorious headhunters who routinely practiced slavery and human sacrifice, their specialty being the removal of enemy heads. And Japanese soldiers lay close by too, with their own brand of a special hatred for American flyers. Among the Headhunters is the first-ever account of this incredible true World War II story of the adventures of these men among the Naga warriors, their sustenance from the air by the USAAF, and ultimate rescue by a military expedition. In this meeting two very different worlds collided, American and Naga. The young, exuberant apostles of the vast industrial democracy of the United States came face-to-face with an ancient race determined to preserve their local power, based on head-hunting and slaving traditions"--
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Lyman, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.6
LC item number
.L953 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sevareid, Eric
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Naga (South Asian people)
  • Burma
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Among the headhunters : an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle, Robert Lyman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Dumbastapur -- Burmese days -- Banzai! -- The crash -- Vinegar Joe -- The passengers -- Dr. Sevareid, I presume? -- Taming the Nagas -- The 1936 punitive expedition -- The battle of Pangsha -- Return to Mokokchung -- Eric and the headhunters -- Mongsen -- The sahib of Mokokchung -- The long walk home -- Return to Chabua -- Blackie's gang
Control code
914195447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780306824678
Lccn
2016006387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Among the headhunters : an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle, Robert Lyman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Dumbastapur -- Burmese days -- Banzai! -- The crash -- Vinegar Joe -- The passengers -- Dr. Sevareid, I presume? -- Taming the Nagas -- The 1936 punitive expedition -- The battle of Pangsha -- Return to Mokokchung -- Eric and the headhunters -- Mongsen -- The sahib of Mokokchung -- The long walk home -- Return to Chabua -- Blackie's gang
Control code
914195447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780306824678
Lccn
2016006387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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