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As good as dead : [the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese death camp]

Author: Stephen L Moore; Tim Campbell; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2016] ℗2016
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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In late 1944, the Allies invaded the Japanese-held Philippines, and soon the end of the Pacific War was within reach. But for the last 150 American prisoners of war still held on the island of Palawan, there would be no salvation. After years of slave labor, starvation, disease, and torture, their worst fears were about to be realized. On December 14, with machine guns trained on them, they were herded underground  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Audiobooks
Biography
History
Military history
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen L Moore; Tim Campbell; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781501939167 1501939165
OCLC Number: 966376259
Notes: Title and subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
In container (17 cm.).
Performer(s): Narrated by Tim Campbell.
Description: 8 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Part one: Bataan --
The death march --
Prisoners of the Rock --
Passage to Palawan --
Part two: Palawan --
Camp 10-A --
Palawan's "fighting one thousand" --
"We got the third and fourth degree" --
Escape and evasion --
Changing of the guard --
Code name "Red Hankie" --
Sub survivors and coastwatchers --
The Weasel and the Buzzard --
"Annihilate them all" --
The gauntlet --
Part three: Escape --
Hunted --
Fights and flight --
Swimmers and survivors --
Mac's odyssey --
Eleven against the elements --
Exodus from Brooke's Point --
The long road home --
Trials and tributes.
Responsibility: Stephen L. Moore.

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In late 1944, the Allies invaded the Japanese-held Philippines, and soon the end of the Pacific War was within reach. But for the last 150 American prisoners of war still held on the island of Palawan, there would be no salvation. After years of slave labor, starvation, disease, and torture, their worst fears were about to be realized. On December 14, with machine guns trained on them, they were herded underground into shallow air raid shelters--death pits dug with their own hands. Japanese soldiers doused the shelters with gasoline and set them on fire. Some thirty prisoners managed to bolt from the fiery carnage, running a lethal gauntlet of machine gun fire and bayonets to jump from the cliffs to the rocky Palawan coast. By the next morning, only eleven men were left alive--but their desperate journey to freedom had just begun.

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