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ISBN-10: 0803266332

ISBN-13: 9780803266339

The hopeless but made up our minds resistance of yankee and Filipino forces opposed to the japanese invasion has made Bataan and Corregidor symbols of satisfaction, yet Bataan has a infamous darker facet. After the U.S.-Filipino remnants surrendered to a much more suitable strength, they unwittingly positioned themselves on the mercy of a foe who thought of itself unimpaired by way of the Geneva conference. The already in poor health and hungry survivors, together with many wounded, have been compelled to march at gunpoint many miles to a harsh and oppressive POW camp; many have been murdered or died at the means in a nightmare of wanton cruelty that has made the time period "Death March" synonymous with the Bataan peninsula. one of the prisoners used to be military pilot William E. Dyess. With a couple of others, Dyess escaped from his POW camp and was once one of the first actual to convey stories of the horrors again to a stunned usa. His tale galvanized the state and is still essentially the most strong own narratives of yank scuffling with males. Stanley L. Falk offers a scene-setting creation for this Bison Books version.

William E. Dyess was once born in Albany, Texas. As a tender military air forces pilot he used to be shipped to Manila within the spring of 1941. presently after his get away and go back to the USA, Colonel Dyess used to be killed whereas trying out a brand new plane. He didn't live on lengthy adequate to benefit that he have been provided a Congressional Medal of Honor.

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