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Learn the story of one of World War II's most masterfully executed raids. On the southwest shore of Laguna de Bay, near a village of the same name, stood the Los Banos Internment Camp. Held within were over 2,000 starving men, women, and children, guarded by 250 Japanese soldiers, and surrounded by several thousand more in the nearby countryside.

As the desparate battle for Manila raged, it was feared that the prisoners would be executed or moved beyond the reach of the liberating armies. Only 130 Paratroopers could be spared for the rescue operation and this stunning triumph of courage and perfect timing in the face of overwhelming odds is rendered with riveting detail in this new Raid title. Author Gordon Rottman offers a bird's-eye-view from the origins of the conflict through the planning and execution of the raid and this in-depth analysis is backed by rare photographs and stunning artwork by Johnny Shumate. A nail-biter from beginning to end.

Product details

Published Sep 21 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849080750
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Raid
Short code RAID 14
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Gordon L. Rottman

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


Johnny Shumate

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator li…


Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…


Mariusz Kozik


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