The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
Author: Hampton Sides
“The greatest World War II story never told” (Esquire)—an enthralling account of the heroic mission to rescue the last survivors of the Bataan Death March. On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March. A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly high and left little time to plan the complex operation. In Ghost Soldiers Hampton Sides vividly re-creates this daring raid, offering a minute-by-minute narration that unfolds alongside intimate portraits of the prisoners and their lives in the camp. Sides shows how the POWs banded together to survive, defying the Japanese authorities even as they endured starvation, tropical diseases, and torture. Harrowing, poignant, and inspiring, Ghost Soldiers is the mesmerizing story of a remarkable mission. It is also a testament to the human spirit, an account of enormous bravery and self-sacrifice amid the most trying conditions.
The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
Author: Abbey Beathan
Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link: http://amzn.to/2EpAs9n) The epic rescue mission of 511 American prisoners of war rescued from almost certain death, do you know this amazing story? A story about the loyalty and the undying willpower of elite US troops. They marched for three days through jungle and swamp, facing over 250 japanese soldiers and rescuing dazed prisoners, taking them to safety. Such a heroic missions seems oneiric but it actually happened and in Ghost Soldiers, you'll read all about it. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "These men suffered enough for a hundred lifetimes, and no one in this country should be allowed to forget it." - Hampton Sides The immense number of challenges the rescuers faced was outstanding. Bullets and mortars were everywhere, strong japanese troops were all over the place and they were clearly outnumbered. By destroying several bridges along the river in order to hold off the enemy they managed to lead the prisoners to safety. To this date, the raid on Cabanatuan still remains as one of the largest and most successful operations ever executed by the US army. A definitive bit of history that needs to be read by everybody. P.S. Ghost Soldiers is an outstanding book that tell us the story of one of the most successful missions ever executed by the US army. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before FREE 2 Page Printable Summary BONUS for you to paste in on your office, home etc Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search for this link: http://amzn.to/2EpAs9n "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan
Few American military figures are more revered than General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing (1860--1948), who is most famous for leading the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The only soldier besides George Washington to be promoted to the highest rank in the U.S. Army (General of the Armies), Pershing was a mentor to the generation of generals who led America's forces during the Second World War. Though Pershing published a two-volume memoir, My Experiences in the World War, and has been the subject of numerous biographies, few know that he spent many years drafting a memoir of his experiences prior to the First World War. In My Life Before the World War, 1860--1917, John T. Greenwood rescues this vital resource from obscurity, making Pershing's valuable insights into key events in history widely available for the first time. Pershing performed frontier duty against the Apaches and Sioux from 1886--1891, fought in Cuba in 1898, served three tours of duty in the Philippines, and was an observer with the Japanese Army in 1905 during the Russo-Japanese War. He also commanded the Mexican Punitive Expedition to capture Pancho Villa in 1916--1917. My Life Before the World War provides a rich personal account of events, people, and places as told by an observer at the center of the action. Carefully edited and annotated, this memoir is a significant contribution to our understanding of a legendary American soldier and the historic events in which he participated.
Release on 2011-10-03 | by David Dalton,Stephen Keeling
Author: David Dalton,Stephen Keeling
Pubpsher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide to the Philippines is the ultimate companion for exploring this stunning Southeast Asian archipelago. Discover the Philippines highlights in full-colour with information on everything from the sun-kissed islands of the Visayas to the lagoons of Palawan and the tribal villages of the northern Cordilleras. This revised 3rd edition includes detailed listings and essential information on where to stay -regardless of budget-, where to eat the best Filipino food, where to see the most exuberant festivals and the best places to drink, dance, surf, trek kayak and sail. You'll find updated in-depth coverage of major destinations and new details on emerging destinations in Mindanao. The Rough Guide to the Philippines offers an informative background on Filipino history, culture, society, music and politics, and comes with new maps and plans for every area, to make sure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to the Philippines.
For two weeks during the spring of 1942, the Bataan Death March—one of the most widely condemned atrocities of World War II—unfolded. The prevailing interpretation of this event is simple: American prisoners of war suffered cruel treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors while Filipinos, sympathetic to the Americans, looked on. Most survivors of the march wrote about their experiences decades after the war and a number of factors distorted their accounts. The crucial aspect of memory is central to this study—how it is constructed, by whom and for what purpose. This book questions the prevailing interpretation, reconsiders the actions of all three groups in their cultural contexts and suggests a far greater complexity. Among the conclusions is that violence on the march was largely the result of a clash of cultures—undisciplined, individualistic Americans encountered Japanese who valued order and form, while Filipinos were active, even ambitious, participants in the drama.
The Experiences of American POWs in the Philippines During World War II
Author: John C. Shively
Pubpsher: Indiana Historical Society
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The stories of seven men and one woman from Indiana who survived the horrors of captivity under the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II are captured in vivid detail. These Hoosiers were ordered to surrender following the fall of Bataan and Corregidor in 1942. It was the largest surrender of American armed forces in U.S. history and the beginning of three years of hell starting with the infamous Bataan Death March, facing brutal conditions in POW camps in the Philippines, and horrific journeys to Japan for some onboard what came to be known as “hellships.” Former Indiana governor Edgar D. Whitcomb, one of those featured in the book, notes that the American prisoners had to endure “unimaginable misery and brutality at the hands of sadistic Japanese guards,” as they were routinely beaten and many were executed for the most minor offenses, or for mere sport. In addition to Whitcomb, those profiled include Irvin Alexander, Harry Brown, William Clark, James Duckworth, Eleanor Garen, Melvin McCoy, and Hugh Sims.
This extensive volume presents New Mexico history from its prehistoric beginnings to the present in essays and articles by fifty prominent historians and scholars representing various disciplines including history, anthropology, Native American and Chicano studies. Contributors include Rick Hendricks, John L. Kessell, Peter Iverson, Rina Swentzell, Sylvia Rodriguez, William deBuys, Robert J. Torrez, Malcolm Ebright, Herman Agoyo, and Paula Gunn Allen, among many others. Thematic sections examine land, water, and the culture of space; indigenous peoples; Coronado and the northern Province; the Mexican period; the territorial period; and New Mexico in the twentieth century into the present.