Surviving Bataan And Beyond

Author by : Irvin Alexander
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Description : Colonel Irvin Alexander was one of the few captured at Bataan to survive the nightmarish experience of imprisonment in Japanese prison camps. His account is a harrowing description of one of the most notorious incidents in World War Two. Originally published: 1999.


Bataan And Beyond

Author by : John S. Coleman, Jr.
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Description : After the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in December, 1941, and the subsequent fall of Manila, defending American and Filipino troops withdrew to the Bataan peninsula. For four months these troops, badly outnumbered and crippled by starvation and disease, fought a gallant holding action against the Japanese. When they surrendered in April, 1942, they were subjected to the infamous “death march” to prison camp. Thousands died, and those who survived faced the ordeal of further harsh treatment by the Japanese. John S. Coleman, and air force officer assigned to the Philippines to train air corps regiments for infantry combat, was among those who fought on Bataan and lived to tell about it. Based on a shorthand diary which he kept at great risk throughout his imprisonment, this straightforward account details the ground combat on Bataan, the horrors of the march, and the desperate conditions that were his lot as a POW during the next three and one-half years. The courage and ingenuity of men surviving when survival seemed impossible comes through vividly in this unembellished narrative. It is a compelling eyewitness record of a grim chapter in American history.


Girocho

Author by : John Henry Poncio
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Description : After surviving the brutal Bataan Death March in spring 1942, Louisiana native John Henry Poncio spent the remainder of World War II as a Japanese prisoner, first at Camp Cabanatuan in the Philippines and later at Hirohata in Japan. In those three and a half years, U.S. Army Air Corps sergeant Poncio suffered severe beatings, starvation, disease, and emotional and psychological abuse at the hands of his captors. However, his resiliency, sense of humor, and cunning helped him to persist and to recover from the traumatic events without rancor toward the Japanese. In Girocho, he relates his experiences as a POW with touching honesty, vividly describing the harsh conditions he and his comrades endured as well as the sometimes-funny clashes with Japanese culture. Girocho was a samurai who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, a Japanese Robin Hood. Early on, Poncio was given this name in jest by one of the prison guards, and it suited him perfectly. During his internment, he took part in a vast smuggling operation that brought food, money, mail, and other supplies into the POW camps; he reported enemy troop movements to Filipino guerrillas and participated in acts of sabotage. He and the other prisoners worked together incessantly to subvert the Japanese war effort even under the threat of death, going so far as to bury expensive calibration equipment in wet cement and build irregular gears for planes. To frustrate their captors and to stay alive, the American POWs developed the technique “going Asiatic” — maintaining a blank expression during interrogations and beatings and escaping mentally for a time. Although he and his fellow captives were treated with cruelty by many, Poncio recalls the camaraderie of the prisoners and encounters with humane guards and kind civilians, proving his remarkable gift for finding the positive in the most dire of situations. Girocho is an inspiring memoir, transcribed verbatim by Poncio’s wife, Inez, from nine hours of cassettes Poncio recorded some years after the war. Marlin Young verified her uncle’s stories, placed them in chronological order, and set them within the greater context of the war, creating a compelling tale of one soldier’s courage, honor, and resolve to overcome life as a prisoner of war. Their book is a fitting tribute to the POWs in the Pacific, who fought in their unique way for the U.S. war effort, their friends, and their very lives.


Historical Abstracts

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Book Review Index

Author by : Charles B. Montney
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Publisher by : Gale / Cengage Learning
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Description : Book Review Index provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. Book Review Index is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.


Here There Are Tigers

Author by : Reginald Hathorn
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Description : In-the-cockpit perspective on aerial warfare during the Vietnam War Many never-before-heard stories--some of them tragic, others humorous At the height of the Vietnam War, in 1968 and 1969, Reginald Hathorn (call sign NAIL 31) flew 229 combat missions as a forward air controller for the U.S. Air Force. He inserted Special Forces teams into North Vietnam and Laos, completed missions for the CIA, and flew missions with the Lao Army. Most of the time, he flew into Laos and called in airstrikes against targets inside that country--in a war which did not officially exist, about which the world knew nothing, and which the U.S. government denied.


Eastern Front Combat

Author by : Hans J. Wijers
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Description : First-person German accounts of bloody combat Includes never-before-seen photos "We had been hit in the left side of our Panzer III and had no choice but to bail out. In our black uniforms, we clearly stood out against the snow. Meanwhile, shells continued to hit our damaged tank, and the splinters flew all around us. We crawled 400 yards on our bellies back to our own lines. No one wanted to fall into Russian hands." --a German tanker at Stalingrad Appearing for the first time in English, these are original accounts by German soldiers who fought on the Eastern Front in World War II. Included are stories from a panzer crewman who survived the fighting at Stalingrad as well as a paratrooper making a last stand before Berlin. Many of the photos have never been published before.


Panzers In Normandy

Author by : Samuel W. Mitcham
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Description : The story of one of Germany's most renowned panzer commanders Based on Eberbach's own papers and writings Details on the armored opponent the Allies faced after D-Day In July 1944, after fighting in most of Germany's campaigns--Poland, France in 1940, the Eastern Front--and then serving as Heinz Guderian's troubleshooter, General of Panzer Troops Hans Eberbach took command of Panzer Group West near the vital city of Caen in the British sector of Normandy. During the next two months, Eberbach led German tanks against the Allied onslaught in an ultimately vain attempt to stop the breakthrough into France's interior. Captured by the British at the end of August, Eberbach nevertheless secured himself a place among Germany's best panzer leaders.


Soldier Slaves

Author by : James W. Parkinson
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Description : Examines efforts on the part of American soldiers--who were captured by the Japanese during World II, took part in the infamous Bataan Death March of 1942, and endured more than three years of forced labor--to seek restitution from the Japanese companies that used them as slave laborers during the war.


American History

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Military History

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The United States At War World War Ii

Author by : John C. Super
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Publisher by : Magill's Choice
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Description : Presents volume one of a two-volume set that chronicles America's wars from 1775 to World War One, World War Two - 2005, and includes essays that describe major battles and campaigns along with discussions of key issues of each conflict.


Library Journal

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Civil War Book Review

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Some Survived

Author by : Manny Lawton
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Description : Manny Lawton was a twenty-three-year-old Army captain on April 8, 1942, when orders came to surrender to the Japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands. The next day, he and his fellow American and Filipino prisoners set out on the infamous Bataan Death March--a forced six-day, sixty-mile trek under a broiling tropical sun during which approximately eleven thousand men died or were bayoneted, clubbed, or shot to death by the Japanese. Yet terrible as the Death March was, for Manny Lawton and his comrades it was only the beginning. When the war ended in August 1945, it is estimated that some 57 percent of the American troops who had surrendered on Bataan had perished. But this is not a chronicle of despair. It is, instead, the story of how men can suffer even the most desperate conditions and, in their will to retain their humanity, triumph over appalling adversity. An epic of quiet heroism, Some Survived is a harrowing, poignant, and inspiring tale that lifts the heart.


Philippine Studies

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From Growth To Modernization

Author by : Fidel V. Ramos
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Surviving Changi

Author by : Olimpiu G. Urcan
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Forthcoming Books

Author by : Rose Arny
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We Refused To Die

Author by : Gene Samuel Jacobsen
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Description : A insightful memoir details the author's horrific three-and-a-half year experience as a prisoner of war of the Imperial Japanese Army, describes the Bataan Death March, and recounts his desperate struggle to remain alive against all odds.


Bataan Death March

Author by : William Edwin Dyess
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Publisher by : Bison Books
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Description : Falk provides a scene-setting introduction for this Bison Books edition."--BOOK JACKET.


Congressional Record

Author by : United States. Congress
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Description : The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)


The World Book Encyclopedia

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Description : An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and high school students.


International Documentary

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Magill S Guide To Military History A Cor

Author by : John Powell
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Publisher by : Salem PressInc
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Description : "Salem Press's five-volume 'Magill's Guide to Military History' presents a survey of the wars, battles, peoples, groups, and civilizations that played an important role in worldwide military history from ancient times to the twenty-first century. In addition to comprehensive coverage of Western military history, the encyclopedia examines the major military events, personages, and civilizations of the entire world from the beginning of military history ..." Includes: Time Line of Wars and Battles, Wars and Battles by Geographical Area, Military Leaders by Geographic Area, and List of Entries by Category,


The World At Arms

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Description : Traces the history of the war from the rise of Hitler to the surrender of Japan and looks at the events that shaped the course of the war


Buckeye Guard

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Bataan

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