Fighting Mad: One Man's Guerrilla War

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Pen and Sword, Nov 30, 2004 - History - 208 pages
Michael Calvert was one of the legendary figures of the Second World War. He hit the headlines as 'Mad Mike' after the first Chindit campaign in 1943, with a reputation as a tough and daring leader of guerrilla troops. He was one of the first men selected for the Chindits by the controversial General Orde Wingate. He became Wingate's right-hand man - both in fierce jungle fighting and in battles against stick-in-the-mud staff officers. His speciality was penetrating behind enemy lines. Mad Mike fought in the snow and ice of Norway, in the steaming jungles of Burma, and on the battlefields of Europe where in 1945 he commanded the crack Special Air Service Brigade.
 

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Contents

Authors Note
8
1 First Step to Adventure
9
2 My Coolie Army
15
3 Blooded in Shanghai
21
4 The Phoney Fifth
30
5 Avalanche
38
6 The British Guerrillas
45
7 Back to the East
53
14 Unfit for Heroes
103
15 The Lion and the Eagle
112
16 Chindits go to War
119
17 Ballyhoo
129
18 Birthday Party
139
19 Steel against Steel
149
20 The Headhunters
160
21 A Toast to Death
166

8 Showboat Raid
59
9 Wingate
67
10 Calverts Commandos
75
11 The Plans that Never Were
81
12 Kill or be Killed
89
13 Babes in the Wood
95
22 Vinegar Joe
172
23 Les Paras
184
24 East and West
192
25 Who Dares Wins
200
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Michael Colvert, also known as 'Mad Mike', was a tough and daring guerrilla leader.

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