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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

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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
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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
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cabanatuan (Philippines)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission, Hampton Sides
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Publication
Note
Maps of Route of death march and Ranger raid on Cabanatuan on end pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocm45835493
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
342 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385495653
Isbn Type
(pbk. : Anchor Bks. ed.)
Lccn
2001017337
Other physical details
ill., col. maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 568645
  • (OCoLC)45835493
Label
Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission, Hampton Sides
Link
Publication
Note
Maps of Route of death march and Ranger raid on Cabanatuan on end pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocm45835493
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
342 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385495653
Isbn Type
(pbk. : Anchor Bks. ed.)
Lccn
2001017337
Other physical details
ill., col. maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 568645
  • (OCoLC)45835493

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