By Hampton Sides
On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped in the back of enemy strains within the Philippines. Their undertaking: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, between them the final survivors of the notorious Bataan demise March. a contemporary legal bloodbath via jap infantrymen somewhere else within the Philippines made the stakes impossibly excessive and left little time to devise the complicated operation.
In Ghost infantrymen Hampton aspects vividly re-creates this bold raid, providing a minute-by-minute narration that unfolds along intimate photographs of the prisoners and their lives within the camp. facets indicates how the POWs banded jointly to outlive, defying the japanese gurus at the same time they continued hunger, tropical illnesses, and torture. Harrowing, poignant, and encouraging, Ghost infantrymen is the enthralling tale of a awesome undertaking. it's also a testomony to the human spirit, an account of huge bravery and self-sacrifice amid the main making an attempt stipulations.
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Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides