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The Resource As good as dead : the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese death camp, Stephen L. Moore

As good as dead : the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese death camp, Stephen L. Moore

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As good as dead : the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese death camp
Title
As good as dead
Title remainder
the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese death camp
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Stephen L. Moore
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Language
eng
Summary
In late 1944, the Allies invaded the Japanese-held Philippines, and soon the end of the Pacific War was within reach. But for the last 150 American prisoners of war still held on the island of Palawan, there would be no salvation. After years of slave labor, starvation, disease, and torture, their worst fears were about to be realized. On December 14, with machine guns trained on them, they were herded underground into shallow air raid shelters--death pits dug with their own hands. Japanese soldiers doused the shelters with gasoline and set them on fire. Some thirty prisoners managed to bolt from the fiery carnage, running a lethal gauntlet of machine gun fire and bayonets to jump from the cliffs to the rocky Palawan coast. By the next morning, only eleven men were left alive--but their desperate journey to freedom had just begun
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Moore, Stephen L
Dewey number
940.54/7252095994
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not applicable
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LC call number
D805.P6
LC item number
M64 2016b
Literary text for sound recordings
history
PerformerNote
Narrated by Tim Campbell
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active 1979
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  • Campbell, Tim.
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Palawan Island (Philippines)
  • Books on compact disc, Unabridged
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As good as dead : the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese death camp, Stephen L. Moore
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digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (9 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781501939167
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04585
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • sky285011729
  • (OCoLC)966376259
  • 932225
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
As good as dead : the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese death camp, Stephen L. Moore
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501939167
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04585
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • sky285011729
  • (OCoLC)966376259
  • 932225
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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