Rescue at Los Baños
The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War IIeBook - 2015
Rescue at Los Baños tells the mesmerizing survival story of more than two thousand prisoners of war held in the Philippines by the Japanese during World War II--and the elite 11th Airborne Division's remarkable, heart-pounding mission to rescue them from deep inside enemy territory. As the U.S. victory in the Pacific drew near, desperate Japanese soldiers guarding the civilian prisoners--most of them Americans--at the Los Baños Internment Camp became increasingly sadistic and began systematically starving, beating, and killing their captives. Fearing the loss of countless more lives if the POWs were not rescued soon, General Douglas MacArthur personally gave the 11th Airborne Division the dangerous mission of freeing these men, women, and children in a deadly race against the clock. Rescue at Los Baños documents the incredible story of a group of prisoners of war--whose fortitude helped them overcome hardship, deprivation, and cruelty--and of the young U.S. soldiers and Filipino guerrillas who risked their lives to try to save them.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 1 online resource (366 pages) : illustrations
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