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Author Moore, Stephen L., author.

Title As good as dead : [the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese death camp] / Stephen L. Moore.

Publication Info. Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Simsbury Public Library - Audio Materials  CD 940.5472 MOORE    DUE 10-11-23
Edition Unabridged.
Description 8 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Title and subtitle from container.
Performer Narrated by Tim Campbell.
Note Compact discs.
In container (17 cm.).
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.
Subject Prisoner-of-war escapes -- Philippines -- Palawan Island -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Philippines -- Palawan Island.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
Prisoners of war -- Japan -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.
Palawan Massacre, Philippines, 1944 -- Personal narratives.
War crimes -- Philippines -- Palawan Island.
Palawan Island (Philippines) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Personal narratives.
Added Author Campbell, Tim, active 1979, narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN 9781501939167
Music No. C04585 Recorded Books
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