Ramón de Ocampo narrates this WWII story gleaned from the harrowing eyewitness accounts of American and Filipino soldiers, nurses, reporters, and others in the Philippines at the time. Introductory military music sets the tone, and de Ocampo speaks in a style reminiscent of radio broadcasters of the day. When the U.S. surrendered the Philippines to the Japanese, most Americans there became POWs. De Ocampo delivers their many direct quotes with stoicism and fortitude and provides expert pronunciations of Filipino names and locations. The book culminates in the daring rescue attempt to save prisoners in the Cabanatuan POW camp from the fate of those in other camps, who were massacred during the American retreat or brought to other camps to serve as slave labor. L.T. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2023]
Trade Ed. Scholastic Audiobooks 2023
DD ISBN 978-1-339-00464-8 $24.99
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