The Resource Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission, Hampton Sides

Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission, Hampton Sides

Label
Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission
Title
Ghost soldiers
Title remainder
the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission
Statement of responsibility
Hampton Sides
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a tense, powerful, grand account of one of the most daring exploits of World War II. On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: march thirty miles in an attempt to rescue 513 American and British POWs who had spent three years in a surreally hellish camp near the city of Cabanatuan. The prisoners included the last survivors of the Bataan Death March left in the camp, and their extraordinary will to live might soon count for nothing -- elsewhere in the Philippines, the Japanese Army had already executed American prisoners as it retreated from the advancing U.S. Army. As the Rangers stealthily moved through enemy-occupied territory, they learned that Cabanatuan had become a major transshipment point for the Japanese retreat, and instead of facing the few dozen prison guards, they could possibly confront as many as 8,000 battle-hardened enemy troops. - Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sides, Hampton
Dewey number
940.54/25
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.4
LC item number
.S54 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
940.5425 S568g
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cabanatuan (Philippines)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cabanatuan(Phillipines)
Label
Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission, Hampton Sides
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps of Route of death march and Ranger raid on Cabanatuan on end pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm45835493
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385495646
Lccn
2001017337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780385495646
Other physical details
illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45835493
Label
Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission, Hampton Sides
Publication
Note
Maps of Route of death march and Ranger raid on Cabanatuan on end pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm45835493
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385495646
Lccn
2001017337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780385495646
Other physical details
illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45835493

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