For American soldiers surrendering on the Philippine peninsula of Bataan in April 1942, their war was just beginning. Forced to march through some 75 miles of miasmal swamps, they died of disease, water deprivation and brutality at a rate of 500 a day: those who survived were sent to languish in prison camps, the largest and most deathly of which was Cabanatuan. By 1945 its population had dwindled to the sickest and weakest. The 6th Ranger Battalion were tasked with a rescue deep behind enemy lines.
Paperback, 2002, 431pages, good condition