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Jungle Fighter Survival
Lessons from World War II
101 pages; 5 chapters
Jungle Fighter Survival is an e-book that distills the essence of WW2
jungle fighting in the Pacific theater. Not only does Jungle Fighter
Survival serve as an excellent introductory how-to manual for Jungle
Fighter Survival but it is also an e-book of interesting surprises. Like
most other QuikManeuvers.com e-books, Jungle Fighter Survival
reveals a number of fascinating aspects of the down and dirty jungle
fights that heated up the Pacific World War II arena from 1943
“Discussing the plans of American or Allied forces, a Japanese source pointed out that "everything hostile forces do has a
meaning; no matter how small the details, each is a part of a plan. Therefore, it is important that we observe such things
at once. If we fail, we will be taken in by the opposing forces."
"When we perceive these details," the Japanese treatise continues, "we must next decide on plans to counter the
opposition, and take advantage of weaknesses.... If you keep studying your opposition, no matter how small and
insignificant the information may appear to be, you will improve your judgment for use during critical moments."
In the jungle, dawn and dusk are considered the best times to launch an attack, especially if it is raining. Under such
conditions the hostile forces are under tents in trenches, and therefore it is easier for us to approach undetected.
Gaps between hostile positions are comparatively wide (75 to 100 yards), and in many cases they are poorly guarded—
sometimes not at all. Therefore getting into these positions is a simple matter.
It is bad tactics to concentrate on, or be diverted to, the front of the hostile forces. It is usually best to employ a small part
of your force to make a frontal attack and use your main forces to attack the rear and flanks of the opposition.
When a frontal attack is employed, it is necessary to make thorough preparations. The plan of attack must call for the
most effective use of the various heavy weapons and for full use of artillery. Because the terrain is generally wooded and
affords a limited field of fire, it is easy to conceal our movements while assault preparations are being made. The depth of
hostile defense positions does not exceed 650 yards during the first stages of combat. The curtain of fire at the front of
these positions is heavy, but from there to the rear it thins out. Hence it is advisable to make a bold, decisive
breakthrough at once.”
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