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Rescue at Los Baños : the most daring prison camp raid of World War II

Author: Bruce B Henderson
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Rescue at Los Banos tells the mesmerizing survival story of more than two thousand prisoners of war held in the Philippines by the Japanese during World War II--and the elite 11th Airborne Division's remarkable, heart-pounding mission to rescue them from deep inside enemy territoryAs the U.S. victory in the Pacific drew near, desperate Japanese soldiers guarding the civilian prisoners--most of them Americans--at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Henderson, Bruce B., 1946- author.
Rescue at Los Baños.
(DLC) 2015007141
(OCoLC)883146210
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce B Henderson
ISBN: 9780062325082 0062325086
OCLC Number: 905969050
Description: 1 online resource (366 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The fall of Manila --
Prisoners of the Japanese --
Los Baños Internment Camp --
Sky soldiers --
"You'll be eating dirt" --
Return to the Philippines --
Freedom week --
Under the cover of darkness --
The killings --
"Do it right, Joe" --
The escapes --
The Los Baños force --
"Rescue must come soon!" --
"The world will be watching" --
The raid --
Rescue --
"God was with us" --
The fate of Sadaaki Konishi.
Responsibility: Bruce Henderson.

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Rescue at Los Banos tells the mesmerizing survival story of more than two thousand prisoners of war held in the Philippines by the Japanese during World War II--and the elite 11th Airborne Division's remarkable, heart-pounding mission to rescue them from deep inside enemy territoryAs the U.S. victory in the Pacific drew near, desperate Japanese soldiers guarding the civilian prisoners--most of them Americans--at the Los Banos Internment Camp became increasingly sadistic and began systematically starving, beating, and killing their captives. Fearing the loss of countless more lives if the POWs were not rescued soon, General Douglas MacArthur personally gave the 11th Airborne Division the dangerous mission of freeing these men, women, and children in a deadly race against the clock.In Rescue at Los BanosRescue at Los Banos documents the incredible story of a group of prisoners of war--whose fortitude helped them overcome hardship, deprivation, and cruelty--and of the young U.S. soldiers and Filipino guerrillas who risked their lives to try to save them.

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"Riveting. ... Opens our eyes to... amazing bravery in the midst of a greater war. ... Readers [will] be both shocked by the conditions that POWs had to endure and appreciative of the bravery and Read more...

 
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