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Angels at Dawn: The Los Banos Raid

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When the United States returned to the Philippines in early 1945, the liberation of the many American and other Allied prisoners of war and civilian internees was a high priority.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 7th 1999 by Presidio Press (first published July 1986)
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Dec 30, 2008 Joseph rated it liked it
Shelves: wwii, history
This was a good book about the rescue of over 2,000 civilians that were captured by the Japanese. This was a first hand account and it was very interesting about the planning that went on and how every just aligned itself just right to be so successful. It was a rather quick read and it went by smoothly. The only downside was the amount of names involved and sometimes they were a blur when reading and you had to check back at the names to see who was who.

But if you like WWII books about rescue m
Marie Greaney
This is the record of the rescue of a group of Philippine and American citizens, prisoners of the Japanese in the Philippines. My Uncle Arthur, a Columban priest, Fr Arthur Price, was amongst them. The 11th Airborne Division, "the Angels" carried out the daring and successful rescue. Has been made into a movie. Worth reading!
Sep 07, 2009 Debby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an amazing, wonderful, heartbreaking, nail biting (wich i don't) "story" - knowing that Uncle Willie and Leo and 2 other workers were among the starving internees. The men who co-ordinated the raid were brilliant, brave and kind. It certainly restored my faith in mankind in the midst of evil war!
Jul 24, 2011 Jerry rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book and recommend it. The author did a good job presenting the material in an interesting manner.
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E. M. Flanagan Jr. is America's leading expert on airborne history. He is the author of many books, including "Rakkasans and" Corregidor. A World War II combat veteran with the 11th Airborne Division in the Philippines, he commanded troops at all levels up from company to field army during his thirty-six-year career. Flanagan retired from active duty in 1978 as a lieutenant general. He lives in ...more
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