Books: One Foot, Then the Other

THE MARAUDERS (307 pp.)—Charlton Ogburn Jr.—Harper ($4.50).

Into the jungle clearing in northern Burma came a squad of seven Japanese soldiers carrying a wounded officer on a litter. A machine-gun nest of Merrill's Marauders cut them down like wheat; one of the Marauders was later rumored to have slit the throat of the helpless Japanese officer. But, says Author Ogburn, 48, who was there as a second lieutenant, "no one had the stomach to try to establish the facts." From the pockets of one of the slain Japanese spilled two objects common to men...

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