By Winston Groom
Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American stories of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall - from the area warfare I conflict that formed them to their maximum victory: best the allies to victory in global struggle II. those 3 impressive men-of-arms who rose from the grotesque hell of the 1st global conflict to develop into the best generals in their new release in the course of international conflict II redefined America's rules of army management and taken forth a brand new new release of yank soldier. Their efforts published to the realm the grit and resolution that may develop into synonymous with the USA within the post-war years.
Filled with novel-worthy twists and turns, and set opposed to the backdrop of the main dramatic moments of the 20 th century, The Generals is a strong, action-packed booklet packed with exceptional surprises and insights into the lives of America's so much celebrated warriors.
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One group missed a critical junction and split into two; one proceeded towards Devil’s Peak as planned but Bn. HQ came down to Kai Tak Airport and had to go through Kowloon City before being evacuated by Star Ferry at Tsim Sha Tsui, almost at gunpoint, fighting up to the final minute as the last man stepped aboard the ferry. On the night of the 12th the CO of the Rajputs, having failed to make contact with his counterpart in the Punjabis, decided to give up the Ma Lau Tong line and retire to the Hai Wan line, closer to Devil’s Peak.
At almost the same time, 2300hrs, L/Cpl J. Laird who was on sentry duty in PB-401b heard noises in the bush and opened fire. The Japanese responded with grenades and gunfire and immediately charged the pillboxes. 5. Cpl. Campbell at PB-402 on hearing the gunfire turned his Vickers machine gun and fired towards PB-401a and 401b. Members of the 3/228th HQ were caught in the open and became casualties. 6. Capt. C. Wilcox, the FOO of 1st HK Regiment HKSRA, called down FPF fire on the redoubt. 7. Some Indian sentries (from the FOO party) and four members of the Royal Scots on the northern most position abandoned their post and withdraw south to the OP.
The Canadians largely escaped any large-scale casualties except for the signal platoon’s Sgt. Routledge and Signalman Fairley. They became the first Canadian soldiers to be wounded in World War II. Despite the war, theatres, cinemas and restaurants were still functioning as if nothing had happened on Hong Kong Island! The demolition proved to be no more than a minor irritant to the Japanese. No sooner had bridges been blown, than the Japanese had installed replacements. The Japanese were crossing into Hong Kong on three fronts; on the western route came the 230th Regiment with a two-battalion frontage, proceeding westwards towards Yuen Long and the Castle Peak area.
The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II by Winston Groom