By Hampton Sides
A breathtaking chronicle of one of World War II’s most dramatic yet virtually forgotten events.
On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March 30 miles in a daring attempt to rescue 513 American and British POWs – the last survivors of the Bataan death march – who had spent three years in a hellish camp near the city of Cabanatuan.
In this thrilling minute-by-minute narration of the raid, the author chronicles a battle saga of breathtaking proportions. From the resilience of the prisoners who survive through unspeakable horrors to the soldiers who risked their lives to save their fellow Americans, this is a gripping depiction of men at war and a compelling story of redemption.
352 pages. Hardcover. 2001.