#BookReview: “Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission,” by Hampton Sides. #VisionaryAline
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“The greatest World War II story never told” (Esquire)—the right present for historical past buffs.
On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy strains within the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, amongst them the final survivors of the notorious Bataan Dying March. A current jail bloodbath by Japanese troopers elsewhere within the Philippines made the stakes impossibly excessive and left little time to plan the advanced operation.
In Ghost Troopers Hampton Sides vividly re-creates this daring raid, providing a minute-by-minute narration that unfolds alongside intimate portraits of the prisoners and their lives within the camp. Sides exhibits how the POWs banded collectively to outlive, defying the Japanese authorities at the same time as they endured hunger, tropical ailments, and torture. Harrowing, poignant, and provoking, Ghost Troopers is the mesmerizing story of a exceptional mission. It’s also a testomony to the human spirit, an account of monumental bravery and self-sacrifice amid probably the most making an attempt situations.Troopers