Behind the Lines - Chapter 16-17 Summary & Analysis

W. E. B. Griffin
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Chapter 16-17 Summary

Brig. Gen. Fertig takes umbrage at the fact the military delegation has come, among other reasons, to assess and analyze the effectiveness of his operation. He reminds them that he has been fighting against overwhelming odds without adequate men or supplies. Fertig nurses a resentment abut the situation and particularly the well-fed, well-clothed and well-armed Americans who have tracked him down. He tells them that his volunteers are potentially a valuable asset to the war effort and "not a motley crew of insubordinate lunatics headed by a self-promoted egomaniac." They discuss the logistics of getting the Sunfish safely out of Japanese-held waters, then have a drink of scotch. At Japanese headquarters, Brig. Gen. Kurokawa Kenzo excoriates Colonel Himasatsu for the poor performance of his unit in fending off attacks by American "bandits" who have killed seven officers and 116 enlisted troops. Himasatsu...

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