Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death March and the Men Who Lived through It

Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death March and the Men Who Lived through It

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Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death March and the Men Who Lived through It by Manny Lawton

Manny Lawton was a twenty-three-year-old Army captain on April 8, 1942, when orders came to surrender to the Japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands. The next day, he and his fellow American and Filipino prisoners set out on the infamous Bataan Death March--a forced six-day, sixty-mile trek under a broiling tropical sun during which approximately eleven thousand men died or were bayoneted, clubbed, or shot to death by the Japanese. Yet terrible as the Death March was, for Manny Lawton and his comrades it was only the beginning. When the war ended in August 1945, it is estimated that some 57 percent of the American troops who had surrendered on Bataan had perished.

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ISBN-13: 9781565124349
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 01/03/2004
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 319,577
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Manny Lawton graduated from Clemson College and joined the United States Army as an officer in 1940. He spent three and a half years as a prisoner of the Japanese in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea before liberation in 1945. He lived in his hometown of Estill, South Carolina, until his death in 1986.

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