100 Miles to Freedom: The Epic Story of the Rescue of Santo Tomas and the Liberation of Manila: 1943-1945

100 Miles to Freedom: The Epic Story of the Rescue of Santo Tomas and the Liberation of Manila: 1943-1945

by Robert B Holland
     
 

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In 100 Miles to Freedom, U.S. Marine Bob Holland tells the story of the release of 3,700 American civilian prisoners of the Japanese at Santo Tomas University Internment Camp in Manila, the Philippines. Until their miraculous rescue on February 3, 1945, these civilians had been interned for more than three and a half years. This wartime account is complete with

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In 100 Miles to Freedom, U.S. Marine Bob Holland tells the story of the release of 3,700 American civilian prisoners of the Japanese at Santo Tomas University Internment Camp in Manila, the Philippines. Until their miraculous rescue on February 3, 1945, these civilians had been interned for more than three and a half years. This wartime account is complete with interviews of several prisoners describing their experiences and hardships in the camp, as well as black-and-white photos depicting Marines and prisoners during this tumultuous event in history. Discover why Brigadier General Robert E. Galer says that through this book, we can know and better appreciate what our proud and dedicated generation of true Americans did for our country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596527751
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Robert B. Holland enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps in 1942 after holding a position at the San Antonio Air Depot. After the war, he worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California. He then worked in government procurement for the U. S. Navy in Washington, D. C., and later for several government contractors across the United States. He was a recognized authority on the subject of Government Contract Terminations and published two comprehensive manuals on this subject. He retired from Motorola, Inc., in 1986 and formed his own management consulting company. He now resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

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