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As good as dead : the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese Death Camp, Stephen L. Moore

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As good as dead : the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese Death Camp
Title
As good as dead
Title remainder
the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese Death Camp
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Stephen L. Moore
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Language
eng
Summary
In late 1944, the Allies invaded the Japanese-held Philippines, and soon the end of the Pacific War was within reach. But for the last 150 American prisoners of war still held on the island of Palawan, there would be no salvation. After years of slave labor, starvation, disease, and torture, their worst fears were about to be realized. On December 14, with machine guns trained on them, they were herded underground into shallow air raid shelters—death pits dug with their own hands. Japanese soldiers doused the shelters with gasoline and set them on fire. Some thirty prisoners managed to bolt from the fiery carnage, running a lethal gauntlet of machine gun fire and bayonets to jump from the cliffs to the rocky Palawan coast. By the next morning, only eleven men were left alive—but their desperate journey to freedom had just begun. As Good as Dead is one of the greatest escape stories of World War II, and one that few Americans know. The eleven survivors of the Palawan Massacre—some badly wounded and burned—spent weeks evading Japanese patrols. They scrounged for food and water, swam shark-infested bays, and wandered through treacherous jungle terrain, hoping to find friendly Filipino guerrillas. Their endurance, determination, and courage in the face of death make this a gripping and inspiring saga of survival
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Stephen L
Dewey number
940.54/7252095994
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.P6
LC item number
M64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Palawan Island (Philippines)
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As good as dead : the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese Death Camp, Stephen L. Moore
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky282351379
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 358 pages
Isbn
9780399583551
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016029721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
jtv 11/16
Other physical details
illus.
Label
As good as dead : the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese Death Camp, Stephen L. Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky282351379
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 358 pages
Isbn
9780399583551
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016029721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
jtv 11/16
Other physical details
illus.

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