Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission




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On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped at the back of enemy traces within the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, amongst them the final survivors of the notorious Bataan Demise March. A current jail bloodbath by Japanese troopers in different places within the Philippines made the stakes impossibly over the top and left little time to plan the advanced operation.
In Ghost Troopers Hampton Sides vividly re-creates this daring raid, providing a minute-by-minute narration that unfolds alongside intimate portraits of the prisoners and their lives within the camp. Sides reveals how the POWs banded collectively to outlive, defying the Japanese authorities similtaneously they endured hunger, tropical illnesses, and torture. Harrowing, poignant, and provoking, Ghost Troopers is the mesmerizing story of a outstanding mission. Additionally this can be a testomony to the human spirit, an account of monumental bravery and self-sacrifice amid one of the attempting circumstances.

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“The most efficient World Battle II story under no circumstances instructed.” —Esquire

“[A] lovely account of heroism . . . Positive to be a traditional.” —Males’s Journal

“Riveting and patriotically stirring with out ever slipping into mawkishness or sentimentality.” —The New York Instances

“Totally researched and artfully instructed. . . . A compelling story stuffed with colourful characters.” —The San Francisco Chronicle

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Additional information


384 pages


Anchor (May 7, 2002)







Product Dimensions

5.2 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches

Shipping Weight

14.4 ounces ()

WWII Biographies


Military Strategy History (Books)


Philippines History



Hampton Sides