We Survived War's Crucible
A True Story of Imprisonment and Rescue in World War II Philippines
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WE SURVIVED WAR’S CRUCIBLE
A true Story of Imprisonment and Rescue
In World War II
A large pit is ready for the mass execution of 2,147 prisoners in the Los Baños concentration camp. At dawn, paratroopers of the 11th Airborne drop from the sky. Filipino guerillas overpower Japanese guards. During the night, fifty-four amphibious tractors have crossed the large lake, around Japanese lines. They arrive, and take all the prisoners to safety. It is one of the most perfectly executed rescues of World War II.
That is but the climax of the exciting story Stephen Smith tells, of his captivity in the
Daring young Paul, gets a big bang out of celebrating the fourth of July, right in front of his armed Japanese captors. A hardened Japanese veteran of
At risk of his life, Stephen provides an American flag to a Filipipno guerilla for use in signaling American submarines.
In all this struggle, how can the Smiths find the physical, emotional and spiritual resources to survive the crucible of war? This book tells how.
- AuthorHouse, December 2007
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