Corregidor: The American Alamo of World War II

Corregidor: The American Alamo of World War II

by Eric Morris

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Overview

Told in the voices of the soldiers, doctors, and nurses who were the untested but valiant defenders of Corregidor, the tiny island fortress of Generals Macarthur and Wainwright; Corregidor is the remarkable history of forty American and Filipino survivors. Before Pearl Harbor, American servicemen in the Philippines led a life of colonial ease. But from December 1941 to May 1942, defeated and humiliated by the Japanese and deceived by Washington, they fought and dies to buy America some desperately needed time to regroup and respond to the Japanese onslaught in the Pacific.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461660927
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/05/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 985,811
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

"Cast List"xi
Prologue1
Chapter IA Soldier's Paradise3
Chapter IICall to Arms19
Chapter IIIRumors of War47
Chapter IVDay of Infamy
1."Bandits Over Clark"73
2.War Comes to Manila93
Chapter VThe Battle of Manila107
Chapter VIRetreat159
Chapter VIIThe Battle of Bataan
1.Prelude231
2.The Battle of the Abucay Hacienda252
3.The Battle of the Points280
4.The Battle of the Pockets313
Chapter VIIIThe Siege: "The Battling Bastards of Bataan"333
Chapter IXThe Fall of Bataan375
Chapter XCorregidor
1.The Death March409
2."As Goes Bataan So Goes Corregidor"426
Epilogue: One Dollar a Day475
Selected Bibliography511
Index513

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