The Los Banos Prison Camp Raid cover
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On the southwest shore of Laguna de Bay in the Philippines stood the Los Banos Internment Camp. Held within were 2,147 starving POWs, surrounded by thousands of Japanese troops. As the desperate battle for Manila raged, only 130 Paratroopers could be spared for the rescue operation. Supported by Alamo Scouts, local guerrillas, and amphibious tractors, they seized the element of surprise, and rescued the POWs. It was a stunning triumph of courage and perfect timing in the face of overwhelming odds.

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Published 10 Sep 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849080750
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Raid
Short code RAID 14
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

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Johnny Shumate

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Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…

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Mariusz Kozik

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