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Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides
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Dec 03, 2011

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Read from December 03 to 10, 2011

Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue MissionHampton Sides

Most people would recognize and understand what the Bataan Death March was and who was involved.

Also most Americans would not know why it happened, how many people there were, and where was support from America to help these men and women.

The author tells us about the men who were on the Death March, their lives as POW’s on Bataan and the rescue mission by Army Rangers in 1945 of Cabanatuan POW Camp on Bataan. From this book I attained a deeper appreciation for the Filipino guerilla soldiers who were left behind by McArthur, and the determination of the American soldiers who marched, died and endured during this time. Many of these men and women felt “abandoned”, lied to and discarded; but they never gave up.
The rescue mission was a brilliant tactical operation attempting to free these forgotten soldiers.
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