The Resource The great raid on Cabanatuan : rescuing the doomed ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor, William B. Breuer

The great raid on Cabanatuan : rescuing the doomed ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor, William B. Breuer

Label
The great raid on Cabanatuan : rescuing the doomed ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor
Title
The great raid on Cabanatuan
Title remainder
rescuing the doomed ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor
Statement of responsibility
William B. Breuer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Early on the morning of January 28, 1945, a small detachment of volunteers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry A. Mucci, leader of the 6th Ranger Battalion, embarked from their base in the Philippines on the most audacious rescue operation ever undertaken. Their objective: Penetrate thirty miles behind enemy lines and liberate 511 POWs from Cabanatuan, the notorious Japanese POW camp where thousands of American prisoners had been brutally tortured and killed
  • Little did Mucci's Rangers know when they got under way that morning that over the next few days and nights they would be making history
  • Written by acclaimed military historian William B. Breuer, The Great Raid on Cabanatuan is a riveting account of that rescue mission and the gallant soldiers who carried it out against overwhelming odds
  • Based largely on interviews with the heroes who survived the operation, and featuring twenty-eight previously unpublished photographs - many of them taken while the raid was in progress - it brings to life in electrifying detail the dramatic events that took place on the night of the raid, January 30, and during the harrowing days that followed
  • In sketching out the many roads that led to Cabanatuan, Breuer brilliantly combines oral history with dramatic narrative to bring to life some of the most spectacular events of the war in the Pacific. We relive the hellish battles for Bataan and Corregidor, where in 1942 American and Filipino soldiers fought bravely to hold back the Japanese invasion force. We experience firsthand the horrors of the Bataan Death March on which tens of thousands of prisoners lost their lives en route to Cabanatuan
  • And we learn of the American underground and guerilla operations in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation from the men and women behind them, including Margaret Utinsky, leader of "Miss U's underground," and Claire Phillips, the glamorous lounge singer turned spy-master
  • A gripping chronicle of one of the most harrowing rescue missions ever undertaken as told in all its gritty detail by the heroes who made it happen, The Great Raid on Cabanatuan is both a first-class piece of military scholarship and a thrilling adventure story
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Breuer, William B.
Dewey number
940.54/25
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.P6
LC item number
B67 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The great raid on Cabanatuan : rescuing the doomed ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor, William B. Breuer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deep in Hostile Territory -- Roosevelt Abandons the Philippines -- Legion of the Living Dead -- Sixty Miles of Atrocities -- S̀̆ituation Fast Becoming Desperate'' -- Ỳ̀ou Are Enemies of Japan!'' -- Miss U and Her Underground -- Secret Radios and Boxcar Smugglers -- An Audacious Escape -- Manila's Notorious Club Tsubaki -- Alamo Scouts and Rangers -- Thumbs Down on a POW Rescue Scheme -- Eagles Soar Over Cabanatuan -- Hell Ships and Vanishing Guards -- A Perilous Mission -- Cross-Country Dominos -- Creeping Up on a Dark Stockade -- Pandemonium Erupts in the Night -- Stealthy Trek by Carabao Caravan -- Hamburgers, Tears, and Freedom -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm30033276
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780471037422
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94007866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)30033276
Label
The great raid on Cabanatuan : rescuing the doomed ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor, William B. Breuer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deep in Hostile Territory -- Roosevelt Abandons the Philippines -- Legion of the Living Dead -- Sixty Miles of Atrocities -- S̀̆ituation Fast Becoming Desperate'' -- Ỳ̀ou Are Enemies of Japan!'' -- Miss U and Her Underground -- Secret Radios and Boxcar Smugglers -- An Audacious Escape -- Manila's Notorious Club Tsubaki -- Alamo Scouts and Rangers -- Thumbs Down on a POW Rescue Scheme -- Eagles Soar Over Cabanatuan -- Hell Ships and Vanishing Guards -- A Perilous Mission -- Cross-Country Dominos -- Creeping Up on a Dark Stockade -- Pandemonium Erupts in the Night -- Stealthy Trek by Carabao Caravan -- Hamburgers, Tears, and Freedom -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm30033276
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780471037422
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94007866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)30033276

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