Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death March and the Men Who Lived Through It

Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death March and the Men Who Lived Through It

Manny Lawton


Manny Lawton used to be a twenty-three-year-old military captain on April eight, 1942, whilst orders got here to give up to the japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands. the following day, he and his fellow American and Filipino prisoners set out at the notorious Bataan demise March--a compelled six-day, sixty-mile trek lower than a broiling tropical solar in which nearly 11 thousand males died or have been bayoneted, clubbed, or shot to dying by way of the japanese. but negative because the dying March used to be, for Manny Lawton and his comrades it was once basically the start. while the warfare led to August 1945, it really is anticipated that a few fifty seven percentage of the yank troops who had surrendered on Bataan had perished. yet this isn't a chronicle of depression. it truly is, as an alternative, the tale of the way males can undergo even the main determined stipulations and, of their will to continue their humanity, conquer appalling adversity. An epic of quiet heroism, a few Survived is a harrowing, poignant, and encouraging story that lifts the guts.

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