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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 : William Morrow, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time. In February 1945, as the U.S. victory in the Pacific drew nearer, the Japanese army grew desperate, and its soldiers guarding U.S. and Allied POWs more sadistic. Starved, shot and beaten, many of the 2,146 prisoners of the Los Baños prison camp in the Philippines--most of them American men, women and children--would not survive much longer. Deeply  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce B Henderson
ISBN: 9780062325068 006232506X 9780062403292 006240329X 9780062325075 0062325078 9780062370020 0062370022
OCLC Number: 883146210
Description: 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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"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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