Includes annotations. Anyone showing a slight weakness to walk was instantly bayoneted in the back. Thousands more later died from malnutrition and disease in the abject conditions of the Japanese POW camps. One of the fortunate survivors was Sergeant Bob Reynolds who penned his combat memoir Of Rice and Men in 1947.
Of Rice and Men Annotated: From Bataan to V-J Day, A Survivor's Story #ad - . Many marchers committed suicide by leaping from bridges. At the fall of bataan on april 9 1942, over sixty thousand american and Filipino troops were rounded up by the Japanese and forced to march 65 miles from Mariveles, to San Fernando, on the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, Pampanga, in Central Luzon.
Bataan UncensoredDirk Publications #ad - He was liberated in September 1945. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in this tragic moment in American history and for anyone who wishes to discover how these remarkable men managed to survive and overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds that faced them. Colonel E. But the book becomes especially vivid when miller goes on to describe how he and his men gasped for strength on the Death March, how they elbowed death away in the confines of the hell ships, and how their sense of defeat fought with their American pride through the starvation and abuse of Jap prison camps.
This was the beginning of the infamous Bataan Death March. They were subject to cruel beatings and torture, were not provided with adequate food or water, and were forced to witness summary executions along the dreadful march that went on for over sixty miles. B. B. Humiliated by defeat, smuggled his history-in-the-making past Jap sentries, hid the notes in Jap prison camps, he obtained affidavits from men who were there, remembered and recovered them when victory came.
Bataan Uncensored #ad - Those who survived with deep physical and psychological trauma. Yet, colonel E. Miller refused to allow the lives his fallen comrades to be forgotten. So, even though he risked his own life, he kept notes of what happened.
Kriegie: Prisoner of WarExodus Publications #ad - Simmons was forced to jump from the damaged B-24 aircraft while in a bombing raid over Germany. Once he landed he quickly became a ‘kriegie’, a prisoner of war, which he remained until General Patton’s men freed him in late April 1945. Much of these seven months of captivity were spent in the dismal conditions of the prison camp Stalag Luft II.
Simmons provides fascinating insight into what life was like be an American prisoner of war in Nazi Germany, from undergoing interrogations to suffering cruelty and abuse from the guards. He records not only the mundane day to day life of the prisoners but also their private projects, from forging documents to using the latrine to dispose of waste material from their tunneling projects.
Kriegie: Prisoner of War #ad - Steadily interesting … due to the small details of everyday existence” Kirkus Reviews“The march of death … is one of the most impressive scenes to be portrayed of World War II. Houston chronicle“a story of hellish and holy experiences undergone by the men who became PW of the Nazis. Daily democratkenneth simmons was an american airman with the 8th Air Force who was forced to bail out of his plane just north of Bad Kreuznach in Germany.
Pilot to crew. Simmons passed away in 1969. Pilot to crew.
On Valor's Side: A Marine's Own Story of Parris Island and GuadalcanalLinchpin Press #ad - His book on valor’s side was first published in 1963 and he passed away in 2009. He served as a Sergeant of Special Weapons in the U. S. On august 7, 1942, the first marine Division launched the first successful American land assault in World War Two. The invasion of guadalcanal was a long, cruel holding operation fought with too little equipment and support, not enough food and ammunition, and too few men.
The marines on the island were subjected to bombing raids and strafing by Japanese aircraft, bombardment by battleships, submarines, destroyers, and land artillery, cruisers, as well as being continually attacked by Japanese tanks and infantry. For five long months they were attacked day and night before being eventually relieved by Army units.
Who were these men who faced overwhelming odds?And how did they survive?T. 1st marine division, and served a second tour with the 4th marine division, Fleet Marine Force 1941-1945, in the assault at Guadalcanal, Fleet Marine Force and was in the assault and Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Grady gallant was a journalist, editor, columnist, author and editor.
On Valor's Side: A Marine's Own Story of Parris Island and Guadalcanal #ad - Grady gallant, answers these questions in his brilliant book on valor’s sideGallant’s account begins with an account of the grueling training that he and his fellow marines received in places such as Parris Island, who fought at Guadalcanal himself, before they undertook last minute preparations in New Zealand and made the journey towards Guadalcanal.
It is a fascinating work that gives an eyewitness view of one of the most ferocious encounters that the United States Marines had to face through the course of the Second World War. Recreates the real-life training, fighting and comradeship of men at arms, from North Carolina to Guadalcanal.
Island Victory: The Battle of Kwajalein AtollIsengrim Texts #ad - Marshall was a chief U. S. A. He had served on the border with Mexico during the Pancho Villa Expedition before serving in France during World War I. Island victory is a highly recommended, 'must read' book. The midwest book review"the real value of Island Victory lies in the unadorned words of these soldiers, recorded so openly and methodically by Marshall after the battle.
The kwajalein victors interviewed so painstakingly by Sam Marshall provide a priceless candor and authenticity, guilt, the emotional testimonies of young men still flushed with adrenalin, and relief. Joseph H. Army combat historian during World War II and the Korean War. Alexander, Journal of Military HistoryS.
Island Victory: The Battle of Kwajalein Atoll #ad - He wrote over thirty books about warfare. L. Island victory was first published in 1944. Marshall passed away in 1977. On 31st january, 1944, the united States launched a twin assault on the Kwajalein Atoll. This was the first time the Americans had penetrated the “outer ring” of the Japanese Pacific sphere.
From now until the end of the war the combined forces of the Navy, Marine Corps and Army would island hop their way to the Japanese mainland.
Mission Beyond DarknessGordian Books #ad - Bryan iii, usnr, served as a lieutenant commander assigned to naval air combat intelligence in the Pacific during World War Two. When the pilots flew from the carriers of the Task Force 58 they knew they had little hope of returning to their ships. Given that there was only seventy-five minutes of daylight left, and they were flying into the middle of the world’s biggest ocean to attack the damaged but still dangerous Japanese fleet, they had little fuel, it is little wonder that many of them were pessimistic about their chances.
Yet this is exactly what sixty-four men did in the twilight hours of June 19th, 1944. Not one of the pilots or their crew hesitated as they got into their planes. Bryan iii records in fascinating detail one of the most remarkable missions that place during the war in the Pacific. Rather relying on second-hand accounts byran explains this his work is completely authentic as it “is derived wholly from narratives by the survivors, from statements by officers and men of the Lexington’s company”.
Mission Beyond Darkness #ad - A story of tight going and tricky work that provided aerial miracles in a landing stampede of planes and pilots; the responsibilities of those aboard the carriers; the rescue work of destroyers and escort ships; foul ups and rogue ships; obstacles of dwindling fuel, misunderstood signals … Top among aviation books.
Kirkus reviews“the thrilling story of the closing phase of the First Battle of the Philippines, in which Air Group 16 from the Lexington successfully attacked a number of fleeing Japanese battleships and carriers. Foreign AffairsLieutenant Commander J. They carried out a ‘mission beyond darkness.
They Call It Pacific Annotated: An Eye-Witness Story of Our War Against Japan from Bataan to the SolomonsShip to Shore Books #ad - They call it pacific is an insightful account of events leading up to the war and beyond from an authority on Japanese-American affairs at the time. Clark lee was an ap reporter stationed in Manila when World War 2 broke out and the Japanese invaded the Philippines. It is also a thrilling journal detailing Lee’s unbelievable real-time escape from the Philippine Islands with the help of the Filipino resistance.
The book contains extensive accounts of the battle for the philippines on Bataan and Corregidor, interviews with soldiers including General Douglas MacArthur, talks with Japanese prisoners, and descriptions of combat as the author accompanied Navy pilots such as Swede Larson on flights over Guadalcanal.
They Call It Pacific Annotated: An Eye-Witness Story of Our War Against Japan from Bataan to the Solomons #ad - This new edition of they call It Pacific has been updated with footnotes and images from the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. Includes original footnotes. Includes photographs from World War 2.
The Coastwatchers Illustrated: Operation Ferdinand and the Fight for the South PacificThe Normandy Press #ad - Author eric feldt led operation ferdinand, in which the Coastwatchers, by this time on the US Navy's payroll, part of the build-up to the Normandy landings, played a critical role. His intimate knowledge of ferdinand, and his familiarity with the Coastwatchers of the Pacific islands, provides a unique perspective on this little known but important chapter of military history.
. The coastwatchers is the story of the unsung heroic civilian spotters of World War 2 who roamed the coastlines of their home islands and reported back enemy sightings to Allied Intelligence.
Ours to Hold It High: The History of the 77th Infantry Division in World War IIEscarpment Press #ad - The commanding general and members of his staff, the commanders and staff members from the organizations, and many other individuals devoted some of their time to revision and correction of preliminary manuscripts. The actions of each unit of the division are uncovered to give a thorough overview of the tumultuous and chaotic action that the men saw.
This is account is not written by a historian sitting at a desk in the United States, instead it was written by the soldiers who were there on the frontlines. Guam, kerama retto, Ie Shima, Leyte, Okinawa. The soldiers of the 77th Infantry Division saw some of the bloodiest action of the Second World War.
Ours to Hold It High: The History of the 77th Infantry Division in World War II #ad - Ours to hold it high is brilliant history of the division’s actions through the course of World War Two as it island-hopped its way towards victory in the face of ferocious Japanese resistance. The story begins in america in 1942 when the division was re-activated and the units were formed and given training before they sailed west to fight.
Max myers, the unit historian, has compiled their accounts to form this fascinating book. The actions of the 77th have become famous throughout the globe, particularly with the assistance of films such as Hacksaw Ridge that have immortalized the division. Almost every member of the 77th contributed in one way or another to this history.
. Ours to hold it high was initially published in 1947 and Max Myers, the main editor, passed away in 2011.
A Year In TreblinkaNormanby Press #ad - Despite surviving the horrors of the ghetto at the advanced age of 52, he was sent to a fate worse than death at the notorious death camp at Treblinka, which he immortalized in his memoirs. On his arrival at treblinka aboard the Holocaust train from Warsaw, Wiernik was selected to work rather than be immediately killed.
Wiernik’s first job with the Sonderkommando required him to drag corpses from the gas chambers to mass graves. An inmate who escaped tells the day-To-Day Facts Of One Year Of His Torturous Experiences. Jankiel wiernik was a jewish property manager in Warsaw when the Nazis invaded Poland and was forced into the ghetto in 1940
He later wrote in his book: “it often happened that an arm or a leg fell off when we tied straps around them in order to drag the bodies away. He remembered the horrors of the enormous pyres, 000 to 12, where “10, 000 corpses were cremated at one time. He wrote: “the bodies of women were used for kindling” while Germans “toasted the scene with brandy and with the choicest liqueurs, ate, caroused and had a great time warming themselves by the fire.
A Year In Treblinka #ad - Wiernik described small children awaiting so long in the cold for their turn in the gas chambers that “their feet froze and stuck to the icy ground” and noted one guard who would “frequently snatch a child from the woman’s arms and either tear the child in half or grab it by the legs, smash its head against a wall and throw the body away.
At other times “children were snatched from their mothers’ arms and tossed into the flames alive. Wiernik escaped treblinka during the revolt of the prisoners on “a sizzling hot day” of August 2, 1943. Wienik was traumatized by his experiences.