The Los Banos Prison Camp Raid - The Philippines 1945 [NOOK Book]

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On the southwest shore of Laguna de Bay in the Philippines stood the Los Banos Internment Camp. Held within were 2,147 starving POWs, surrounded by thousands of Japanese troops. As the desperate battle for Manila raged, only 130 Paratroopers could be spared for the rescue operation. Supported by Alamo Scouts, local guerrillas, and amphibious tractors, they seized the element of surprise, and rescued the POWs. It was a stunning triumph of courage and perfect timing in the face of...
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The Los Banos Prison Camp Raid - The Philippines 1945

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Overview

On the southwest shore of Laguna de Bay in the Philippines stood the Los Banos Internment Camp. Held within were 2,147 starving POWs, surrounded by thousands of Japanese troops. As the desperate battle for Manila raged, only 130 Paratroopers could be spared for the rescue operation. Supported by Alamo Scouts, local guerrillas, and amphibious tractors, they seized the element of surprise, and rescued the POWs. It was a stunning triumph of courage and perfect timing in the face of overwhelming odds.
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"This is an awe inspiring story about 130 Paratroopers against all odds ... The author presents an authentic view from the planning to the execution of the raid through in depth analysis, rare photos and fantastic artwork by Johnny Shumate." -www.mataka.org (November 2010)

"It is an excellently written book in that the author makes you feel like you are part of the whole experience."-www.mataka.org (January 2011)

"...[the] moment-by-moment drama is captured in a blend of rare photos, artwork by Johnny Shumate, and a dramatic script by historian Gordon L. Rottman that keeps the action moving and lively from start to finish. Any serious, in-depth World War II collection needs this!"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780961378
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 313,236
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The Philippines go to war 5

Los Baños internment camp 7

Origins 10

Initial Strategy 13

The situation in Los Baños 14

The 11th Airborne Division 18

The Plan 22

The final plan 35

The objective 38

The enemy 39

The Raid 41

Initial deployments 41

The attack 48

Success and evacuation 57

Soule Task Force actions 66

Withdrawal 68

The return 71

Analysis 73

Conclusion 76

Postscript 77

Bibliography 79

Index 80

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Great read about the nearly forgotten 11th Airborne

    Not much is available on the 11th Airborne Division, the only airborne division to see combat in the Pacific Theater. This book chronicles a well coordinated raid to liberate prisoners of the Los Banos prison camp on the island of Luzon. The event was around the same time as the Cabanatuan raid, and received much less press, although it was just as daring and cleanly executed.
    This short book is fascinating to read, and is loaded with little known facts and details of the raid as well as the 511th PIR. I recommend this book to anyone looking for more on the 11th and their actions in the Philippines. You will not be disappointed by this one.

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