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Our Jungle Road to Tokyo (Battery Classics Series) Hardcover – 1989

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Battery Press; 1st Ed. edition (1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898391326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898391329
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Our Jungle Road to Tokyo is the memoir of U.S. Army Lt. General Robert Eichelberger, published in 1950. Eichelberger served as a subordinate commander under General MacArthur in MacArthur's Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) from the uncertain early days of fighting in Papua New Guinea in late 1942, to the recapture of the Philippines in 1944-45 and occupation of Japan after the war.

In the introductory section Eichelberger relates his family's history starting with its origins in 18th century Europe, down to his own pre-WW2 career which included graduating West Point with the class of 1909, witnessing fighting along the Mexican border between Pancho Villa's forces and Mexican troops at Agua Prieta in 1915, serving in the Siberian Expeditionary Force after WW1, attending command and general staff school, and serving as superintendent of West Point just as WW2 was starting. Eichelberger considers his time in Siberia to have been very valuable, since it gave him a close-up look at the Japanese, who were active in Siberia at the time. It was his experience there, Eichelberger states, which left him with the lasting impression that, "...Japanese militarism had as its firm purpose the conquest of all Asia."

The major portion of the book covers Eichelberger's WW2 service. For Eichelberger's first combat command, MacArthur sent him forward from Australia, over the Owen Stanley Range in New Guinea, to take over the sputtering U.S. offensive at Buna. It was there that he had to relieve of command his 1909 classmate, Edwin Harding. Later, Eichelberger commanded the landings in western New Guinea at Hollandia and Biak. At Biak, he was once again forced to relieve a 1909 classmate, this time Horace Fuller.
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As the son of a sergeant that served from Fiji, Bougainville, Leyte, Cebu, etc, thru Japan, I was very happy to read the General's account.
I found myself riveted to the book, trying to understand my father's footsteps. The General lays out much on strategy and location; that helped a lot. I now find myself wanting to know more about what it was like for the regular GIs, the infantrymen.
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I especially liked this biography, because the early fighting in the southwest pacific theater did'nt seem to get much attention. It's certainly true that Gen. Macarthur got plenty of press coverage. But the men who served under him, men such as Gen. Eichelberger deserve tremendous credit. They fought and won victories under extremely difficult conditions. Many people might not be aware of Gen. Eichelbergers exploits, but I think it would be worth their while to read his story. JRV
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