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On the morning of January 28, 1945, a small band of Army Rangers set out on an audacious and daring rescue effort: to penetrate 30 miles into Japanese controlled territory, storm the camp, and escape with the POWs, carrying them if necessary.
William B. Breuer recounts in searing, meticulous detail-based largely on interviews with survivors-the hellish battles of Bataan and Corregidor; the horrors of the Bataan death march; and the harrowing efforts of guerilla fighters. A classic of its kind, The Great Raid tells the full story of this episode with a breadth and depth of detail that goes far beyond other accounts-including Hampton Sides's best-selling Ghost Soldiers. The Great Raid is a thrilling true-life adventure story and an inspiring testament o American heroism and grit. And as retired four-star General Barry McCaffrey asserts in his introduction, The Great Raid is an "important book for our current military and political leaders to read."
|1||Deep in Hostile Territory||1|
|2||Roosevelt Abandons the Philippines||6|
|3||Legion of the Living Dead||18|
|4||Sixty Miles of Atrocities||31|
|5||"Situation Fast Becoming Desperate"||43|
|6||"You Are Enemies of Japan!"||52|
|7||Miss U and Her Underground||66|
|8||Secret Radios and Boxcar Smugglers||77|
|9||An Audacious Escape||87|
|10||Manila's Notorious Club Tsubaki||101|
|11||Alamo Scouts and Rangers||113|
|12||Thumbs Down on a POW Rescue Scheme||123|
|13||Eagles Soar Over Cabanatuan||134|
|14||Hell Ships and Vanishing Guards||147|
|15||A Perilous Mission||161|
|17||Creeping Up on a Dark Stockade||182|
|18||Pandemonium Erupts in the Night||190|
|19||Stealthy Trek by Carabao Caravan||203|
|20||Hamburgers, Tears, and Freedom||211|
|Notes and Sources||233|
Posted August 31, 2005
Posted October 4, 2010
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