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Rescue at Los Banos  free pdf From the bestselling author of "Hero Found" comes the incredible true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time, the 1945 World War II prison camp raid at Los Banos in the Philippines a tale of daring, courage, and heroism that joins the ranks of "Ghost Soldiers," "Unbroken," and "The Boys of Pointe du Hoc."In February 1945, as the US victory in the Pacific drew nearer, the Japanese Army grew desperate, and its soldiers guarding US and Allied POWs more sadistic. Starved, shot, and beaten, many of the 2,146 prisoners of the Los Banos prison camp in the Philippines most of them American men, women, and children would not survive much longer unless rescued.Deeply concerned about the half-starved and ill-treated prisoners, General Douglas MacArthur assigned to the 11th Airborne Division a dangerous rescue mission deep behind enemy lines that became a deadly race against the clock. The Los Banos raid would become one of the greatest triumphs of that war or any war- hailed years later by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell: I doubt that any airborne unit in the world will ever be able to rival the Los Banos prison raid. It is the textbook operation for all ages and all armies. Combining personal interviews, diaries, correspondence, memoirs, and archival research, "Rescue at Los Banos" tells the story of a remarkable group of prisoners whose courage and fortitude helped them overcome hardship, deprivation, and cruelty and of the young American soldiers and Filipino guerrillas who risked their lives to save them."

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Author : Bruce Henderson
Publisher : Audiogo
Data Published : 31 March 2015
ISBN : 1481534297
EAN : 9781481534291
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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