Books: With Flip in Burma

BACK TO MANDALAY (320 pp.] — Lowell Thomas — Greystone ($3.50).

What licked the Japs in North Burma? The British like to think that in great part it was the jungle work of His Majesty's guerrilla genius, Major General Orde C. Wingate, who did such a good job of mauling supply lines that the Japanese later died on the vine. In Back to Mandalay, Lowell Thomas concedes that Wingate was a genius, but he strongly implies that it was the U.S. Army Air Forces which showed Wingate how to do his job. Back to Mandalay...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!