The Naked and the Dead - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 1 Summary

The commanding officer of the troops on the island is Major General Cummings, who describes Anopopei as being shaped like an ocarina. The island is about one hundred and fifty miles long and about fifty miles wide, with a mountain range running along its axis. The Japanese resistance in the first few days is limited to only sporadic and half-hearted attacks. It is the jungle that is the General's worst enemy, because its density and darkness make it almost impossible for the troops to move through it. Knowing that the Japanese commander Toyaku is holding the bulk of his troops in reserve for a protracted defense, Cummings sets two thousand of his men to building a road to enable the troops to advance.

Part 2, Chapter 1 Analysis

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