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Code Name: High Pockets (True Story Of Claire Phillips, An American Mata Hari, And The Wwii Resistance Movement In The Philippines)

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CODE NAME: HIGH POCKETS is a true story of Claire Phillips, an American Mata Hari and the resistance movement during World War II in the Philippines.

Claire Phillips was High Pockets, a code name she adapted for having the habit of stashing important notes and valuables inside her brassiere. She established an exclusive club in Manila called Tsubaki Club that became a hotbe
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Ben
Hampton Sides devotes a chapter in Ghost Soldiers to Claire Phillips, an American married to a GI in the Philippines, who pretended to be Italian, ran a nightclub and helped the resistance movement during World War II. The one chapter he had was incredibly interesting, and I wanted more. While this book did provide the expanded, ultimately it was a bit disappointing for me. Part of the problem was that it turns out that I had an advance copy. Two chapters were missing (which I was eventually ab ...more
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Apr 24, 2009 Ed rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those interested in WW II and the Philippine resistance,
Recommended to Ed by: Edna Binkowski
A very well-researched, straight-forward account of the Philippine resistance during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during WW II.

Though the title of the book refers to Claire Phillips, code-named High Pockets, because of her choice of a hiding place for messages: her brassiere. The book actually spends a great deal of time on events leading up to the Japanese victory in 1942 and on resistance efforts other than those of Claire Phillips and her network of spies and couriers.

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