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by Reyburn Webb Myers,Donald H. Wills




D. H. (Herb) Wills fought the Japanese on Bataan, was captured and imprisoned, first for a year at the infamous Cabanatuan camp, then for another year 700 miles south at Davao prison, on Mindanao. Embarking for dreaded imprisonment in Japan in 1944, he dove overboard and swam four miles back to Mindanao where he joined the ragtag guerrillas, electing to stay and fight until the island's liberation rather than leave by submarine. Successful campaigns by the Filipino guerrillas, led by Lt. Wills, at Misamis, Malaband, and Dipolog were instrumental in the liberation of Mindanao.
Download The Sea Was My Last Chance: Memoir of an American Captured on Bataan in 1942 Who Escaped in 1944 and Led the Liberation of Mindanao epub
ISBN: 0899507603
ISBN13: 978-0899507606
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Author: Reyburn Webb Myers,Donald H. Wills
Language: English
Publisher: McFarland Publishing (September 1, 1992)
Pages: 169 pages
ePUB size: 1793 kb
FB2 size: 1416 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 892
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Galanjov
Very interesting. Well documented. This is a wonderful example of American ingenuity, determination and dedication. This illustrates how the generation of our fathers, grandfathers,uncles and neighbors was the greatest American generation.
Liarienen
A great memoir of a hard time and hard places. If you feel the need (And you should) to understand what happened in the Philippines during and after the Japanese invasion - this will tell you a lot. A tale written from the point of view of a man who was there, and intelligent and observant. And determined and ingenious. He was a good friend of my father's and I met him a time or two. If anything - he said less than he knew. And I can understand his dislike of Japan and the Japanese. Read his book, and can perhaps understand that.
cyrexoff
Great book. Very interesting account by the author of his capture on Bataan and his escape from the Japanese. After his daring escape he joins the guerrillas and sets out to even the score with the Japanese on how he and his fellow american POWs were treated. Small book, only 165 pages, but a great read. The book is well written and flows well.
Doukree
Fantastic personal account of hardship, deprivation, and triumph over overwhelming odds.