Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Prologue

• After World War II began in 1942, the Japanese attacked and eventually captured the Philippine islands.

• The American Navy was unable to evacuate most soldiers and they became prisoners of war.

• Thousands of prisoners became imprisoned at Cabanatuan Camp without medicine, adequate food or other supplies.

• In 1945 when American forces recaptured Luzon, they feared the prisoners of war at Cabanatuan would get slaughtered so they formulated a rescue mission.

• On December 14, 1944, at Puerto Princesa Prison Camp, 150 American prisoners were repairing a runway as they had done every morning for the last thirty months.

• In the afternoon, the prisoners took shelter in air raid tunnels.

• Japanese soldiers poured Aviation fuel into the tunnels and ignited, killing many of the men.

• Any survivors got shot, bayoneted or tortured.

• A couple dozen men fled from the scene, but made an effort to hunt the men down and execute them.

• Only eleven...

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