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Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1 Summary

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Chapter 1 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 1 begins the larger book segment titled "Book One - Blood Brothers," which is inclusive of Chapters 1 through 7. Most of the American forces stationed in the Philippines prior to the outbreak of World War II found the station enjoyable, desirable, and relaxing. In particular, Manila was held in high regard. Most felt that the Japanese would never attack the Philippines; however, they were wrong, and after months of siege the American defense collapsed. Chapter 1 is focused on April 1942 and follows the fate of the American and Filipino defenders of the Bataan peninsula; information is particularly derived from interviews with several survivors from the 31st infantry battalion. During the defense, Major General Edward King commands the forces at Bataan under direct command from the island fortress of Corregidor. The Japanese attack is sustained, vicious, and ultimately victorious, forcing Filipino and American forces into an ever-shrinking perimeter...

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