Books: Three Who Came Through

Ten years after V-J day, Americans have read all about the great campaigns of World War II, and are already beginning to forget their details. Yet men are still coming forward with new stories of little-known sides of history's biggest war.

BLACKBURN'S HEADHUNTERS, by Philip Harkins (326 pp.; Norton; $3.75). Except for a coast watcher or two who greeted returning U.S. forces at Leyte near war's end, Americans know practically nothing of the men who led Philippine guerrillas in World War II. Rather than surrender with U.S. forces at Bataan in 1942, these U.S....

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