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Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II (English Edition) Format Kindle
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Description du produit
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Rescue at Los Baños is the spellbinding survival story of more than two thousand American and Allied civilian prisoners of war—men, women, and children—held in the Philippines by the Japanese during World War II, and the elite 11th Airborne Division’s heart-pounding mission in a race against the clock to rescue them from behind enemy lines
As U.S. victory in the Pacific drew near, Japanese soldiers at the Los Baños Internment Camp became increasingly sadistic and began systematically starving, beating, and killing their captives. Fearing the loss of more innocent lives, General Douglas MacArthur gave the 11th Airborne Division the dangerous mission of freeing these beleaguered men, women, and children in a deadly race against the clock. Rescue at Los Baños deftly weaves together dramatic accounts of the prison camp with detailed analysis of the complex military operation being planned and carried out, documenting the incredible story of the prisoners and those who risked their lives to save them.--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition paperback.
Revue de presse
“Bruce Henderson has told a wonderfully exciting story of one of war’s greatest rescues with verve, style, and panache. I didn’t even stop for coffee during my reading: it was so classically unputdownable.” (Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Men Who United the States)
“Rescue at Los Banos will swell your chest. Bruce Henderson’s powerful account has earned a place on the top shelf of World War II nonfiction narratives.” (Mitchell Zuckoff, New York Times bestselling author of 13 Hours and Lost in Shangri-La)
“An epic survival story of men and women held captive in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines until their remarkable rescue by U.S. paratroopers and Filipino guerrillas three years later. Fast-paced and compelling, Rescue at Los Banos is as gripping as any suspense novel.” (Vincent Bugliosi, author of Helter Skelter and Reclaiming History)
“Rescue at Los Banos hits the drop zone. Extensively researched and extremely well-written, Bruce Henderson’s riveting account of the historic events of 23 February 1945 finally does justice to the greatest airborne operation in U.S. military history.” (John D. Lukacs, author of Escape from Davao)
“Riveting…Bruce Henderson does it again with his account of the prisoners at Los Banos. I felt their agonies, sacrifices, and exhilaration. Any reader would love this account of individuals triumphing over seemingly impossible obstacles.” (John Wukovits, author of Hell From the Heavens)
“The agony and anguish for the Japanese-held Los Banos internees - all civilians and including children and small babies - is almost beyond belief. The raid by U.S. paratroopers that set them free is breathtaking.” (Bill Sloan, author of Undefeated)
“Bruce Henderson has managed to pull one of the most daring rescue missions in military history out of obscurity and turn it into a solid book of passion and fascinating detail. He has done his readers - and military history buffs in general - a great service.” (Captain Dale Dye, USMC (Ret), author of Contra File and other Shake Davis novels and Hollywood military adviser)
“Riveting. ... Achieves a high standard of popular history. Rescue at Los Banos artfully blends vibrant character sketches with equally clear military fact, all rendered in vivid color.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Gripping. ... A heartrending tale of... survival.” (Library Journal) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition paperback.
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B00LEYB6JK
- Éditeur : William Morrow (31 mars 2015)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 12339 KB
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- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 389 pages
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I thoroughly enjoyed it if enjoyed is the right word for the subject matter.
Unfortunately, there were two mistakes the author repeatedly made which I found disappointing: 1) He refers to American air power as belonging to the Army Air Corps, when the proper term is Army Air Force, a designation which had been in effect since early 1942. 2) When discussing the various ailments/diseases of the prisoners, several times he says beriberi is caused by a lack of protein in the diet. It's actually caused by a lack of Vitamin B1 (thiamine), not a lack of protein. While these two errors don't detract from the overall story, they reflect poorly on the author and his research.