By Bruce Henderson
Rescue at Los Banos tells the captivating survival tale of greater than thousand prisoners of conflict held within the Philippines by means of the japanese in the course of international conflict II—and the elite eleventh Airborne Division's outstanding, heart-pounding challenge to rescue them from deep inside of enemy territory
As the U.S. victory within the Pacific drew close to, determined jap squaddies guarding the civilian prisoners—most of them Americans—at the Los Baños Internment Camp turned more and more sadistic and commenced systematically ravenous, beating, and killing their captives. Fearing the lack of numerous extra lives if the POWs weren't rescued quickly, basic Douglas MacArthur in my opinion gave the eleventh Airborne department the harmful project of releasing those males, girls, and kids in a dangerous race opposed to the clock.
In Rescue at Los Baños, no 1 long island occasions bestselling writer Bruce Henderson deftly weaves jointly dramatic debts of lifestyles on the eastern criminal camp with specific research of the complicated army operation being deliberate and conducted. He tells the tales of standard women and men thrust into the horrors of battle and the valiant squaddies decided to save lots of them. The project from MacArthur required the coordination of a three-pronged attack—deploying troops by means of air, land, and sea—and it needed to be conducted in darkness, with a jap infantry department 10000 robust lurking simply down the line. the percentages opposed to good fortune have been steep and the hazards have been huge, immense, however the younger American paratroopers and Filipino guerrillas answered with unprecedented braveness of their heroic efforts to avoid wasting the prisoners. common Colin Powell has referred to as the raid "a textbook operation for every age and all armies," and this day it's remembered as some of the most mythical in U.S. army history.
Combining own interviews, diaries, correspondence, memoirs, and large archival learn, Rescue at Los Baños records the brilliant tale of a gaggle of prisoners of war—whose fortitude helped them conquer complication, deprivation, and cruelty—and of the younger U.S. squaddies and Filipino guerrillas who risked their lives to attempt to save lots of them.