Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death by Manny Lawton,John Toland

By Manny Lawton,John Toland

Manny Lawton used to be a twenty-three-year-old military captain on April eight, 1942, while orders got here to give up to the japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands. the following day, he and his fellow American and Filipino prisoners set out at the notorious Bataan demise March--a pressured six-day, sixty-mile trek below a broiling tropical sunlight within which nearly 11 thousand males died or have been bayoneted, clubbed, or shot to dying by way of the japanese. but poor because the demise March was once, for Manny Lawton and his comrades it was once simply the start. while the struggle resulted in August 1945, it really is envisioned that a few fifty seven percentage of the yank troops who had surrendered on Bataan had perished.

But this isn't a chronicle of melancholy. it truly is, as an alternative, the tale of ways males can undergo even the main determined stipulations and, of their will to hold their humanity, conquer appalling adversity. An epic of quiet heroism, Some Survived is a harrowing, poignant, and encouraging story that lifts the heart.

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