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The Battle of Bataan: A Complete History, 2d ed. / Edition 2

The Battle of Bataan: A Complete History, 2d ed. / Edition 2

by Donald J. Young


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Fought with obsolete and discarded equipment by an army mostly made up of untrained Filipinos, the Battle of Bataan has become one of the “forgotten” battles of World War II.
This book provides a complete history of the conflict by looking at the events which led up to the battle, with an overview of the American, Philippine and Japanese forces that fought on Bataan. Abandoned by their commander, Douglas MacArthur, and written off by their president, without an air force or navy to support them, for 90 days the Americans and Filipinos held out against not only the Japanese but the ravages of starvation and disease. In the end came the largest surrender in American military history. The book contains dozens of period and modern photographs and several maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786441808
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/04/2009
Edition description: 2
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 591,026
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Donald J. Young is a military historian, author and lecturer on the pre–Midway period of World War II in the Pacific. He is a retired educator living in Vista, California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Military Organizations and Designations 3

Introduction 5

1. The Battle Is Joined 17

2. Counterattack and Withdrawal 45

3. Invasion from the Sea 75

4. The Battle for the Points Continues 106

5. The Battle of the Pockets 130

6. “We Spit on Our Hands and Waited” 151

7. Beginning of the End 182

8. No Gleam of Victory 189

9. Bataan’s Last Hours 222

10. “Bataan Has Fallen” 237

Appendix A

192nd and 194th Tank Battalions 261

Bataan Artillery and Antiaircraft 261

Bataan Engineers and Quartermaster 262

The Bataan Hospitals and the Medical Situations 267

Communications 271

Appendix B

Refugees 272

Troop Morale 272

The Weather and Its Effect 274

Chapter Notes 277

Bibliography 281

Index 285

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