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Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides
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Oct 04, 09

bookshelves: adult-books, high-school-books, nonfiction

This book describes an exciting rescue mission to free American POWs who had survived the Bataan Death March. While allied troops were liberating concentration camps in Europe, on the Philippines a special force of US soldiers went 30 miles into Japanese held territory to rescue those survivors. Not only is there supspense in the mission, but Sides tells about the horrors of the Bataan March itself, how it came to pass that these soldiers were captured in the first place and how they were treated both during the march and in camp. To add to the suspense in a non-fiction account that reads like a novel, the rescuers had to hurry because it became known that the Japanese were killing the POWs in other camps as the tide of the war went against them. High school boys and almost everyone else will enjoy reading this informative and exciting book.
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