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Ghost soldiers the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramataic mission

On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March. A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly high and left little time to plan the complex operation. In Ghost Soldiers Hampton Sides vividly re-creates this daring raid, offering a minute-by-minute narration that unfolds alongside intimate portraits of the prisoners and their lives in the camp. Sides shows how the POWs banded together to survive, defying the Japanese authorities even as they endured starvation, tropical diseases, and torture. Harrowing, poignant, and inspiring, Ghost Soldiers is the mesmerizing story of a remarkable mission. It is also a testament to the human spirit, an account of enormous bravery and self-sacrifice amid the most trying conditions. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • "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."
  • "Chronicles the daring mission of the elite U.S. Army Sixth Ranger Battalion to slip behind enemy lines in the Philippines and rescue the 513 American and British POWs who had spent over three years in a hellish, Japanese-run camp near Cabanatuan."
  • "On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March. A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly high and left little time to plan the complex operation. In Ghost Soldiers Hampton Sides vividly re-creates this daring raid, offering a minute-by-minute narration that unfolds alongside intimate portraits of the prisoners and their lives in the camp. Sides shows how the POWs banded together to survive, defying the Japanese authorities even as they endured starvation, tropical diseases, and torture. Harrowing, poignant, and inspiring, Ghost Soldiers is the mesmerizing story of a remarkable mission. It is also a testament to the human spirit, an account of enormous bravery and self-sacrifice amid the most trying conditions. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "A narration of the 1945 march to rescue 513 POWs, including the last survivors of the Bataan Death March, from a prison in the Philippines."@en
  • "Provides an account of the World War II mission undertaken by 121 select troops from the U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion in January 1945 to rescue 513 American and British prisoners, including survivors of the Bataan Death March, being held in a camp in the Philippines."
  • "During World War II, 121 Marines slip behind enemy lines in the Philippines to rescue 513 POWs, including the last survivors of the Bataan Death March, in an epic show of bravery for both groups."@en

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  • "Military history"
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  • "Ghost soldiers : the epic account of World of war II's greatest rescue mission"
  • "Ghost soldiers the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramataic mission"@en
  • "Ghost soldiers"
  • "Ghost soldiers the epic account of world war ii's greatest rescue mission"@en
  • "Ghost soldiers : the fogotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission"
  • "Ghost soldiers the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission"@en
  • "Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission"@en
  • "Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission"
  • "Ghost soldiers the epic account of World War II's greatest rescue mission"@en
  • "Ghost soldiers the epic account of World War II's greatest rescue mission"
  • "Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War IIs most dramatic mission"
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  • "Ghost soldiers : the astonishing story of one of wartime's greatest escapes"