By Martin Kidston
200 pages, 6” x 9”, 43 b/w photos, 1 map(s), index, appendix, hardcover
Writer Martin J. Kidston tells the story of Montana’s 163rd Infantry Regiment in the Pacific in World War II through interviews with the survivors themselves. These Montanans offer their personal stories accumulated during the five years they spent at war with Japan following the historic bombing of Pearl Harbor. The former soldiers share their sometimes humorous, frequently chilling, and always fascinating accounts as they traveled from their small hometowns in Montana to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, the coast of Australia, and the islands of the Philippines.