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Death on Bougainville
How the Infantry Died
153 pages; 13 chapters
Most QuikManeuvers.com e-books explain the thinking, tactics, operational art and/or
strategy of military and espionage campaigns and battles. QuikManeuvers.com focuses
upon, who, why and how of war, not a regurgitation of propaganda, unless we identify it.
Death on Bougainville is a slight departure for us. Not only does Death on
Bougainville reveal the who, what and how of the combat process, and in that way is a
familiar yet uniquely, QuikManeuvers.com war textbook, but this time two new factors
are introduced. In Death on Bougainville the wounding, maiming and killing effects of
various weapons employed in a mountainous and/or jungle environments are
explained, as well as the relative lethality of various weapons. The point is that what
was learned on Bougainville is still true today regardless of the misguided, and
insane, obsession coveted by US armed forces generals who dream of robot and space
wars. Yet QuikManeuvers.com goes further, information is provided which explains why
US veteran troops continue to ignore proper military positioning that will greatly lessen
the number of mortal wounds. Death on Bougainville also reiterates another dossier
of evidence supporting the greater use of light machine guns in modern war, a position
that the US military bureaucrats ignorantly resist.
"On the reverse slope of Hill 700 there was a large clearing from where the Japanese had made their attack up the hill.
Over fifteen hundred Japanese were buried in graves and foxholes on that side of the hill. When the battle had ended
their cadavers were piled on top of one another with hundreds of Japanese faces and bodies frozen in a plethora of
grotesque positions. Some might have been sleeping and were completely unmarked except for clean bullet wounds in
their chests and/or heads, others were horribly maimed without heads, torsos, or legs or arms. Their ghosts now walk the
paths of Hill 700.
Captured Jap prisoners estimated that the 2nd and 3rd battalions of the Japanese 13th and 23rd Infantry Regiments
were totally wiped out. For four days of bitter combat, those formerly live “Sons of the Rising Sun”, threw themselves
against the bristling and deadly front of the 37th Infantry Division."
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