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Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Hampton Sides
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Topics for Discussion

Who are the "ghost soldiers" of the book's title? Is "ghost soldiers" an appropriate appellation for these men? Discuss.

The book uses a dual narrative approach, where one narrative development begins in 1942 and another narrative development begins in 1945. Both narratives join in Chapter 12 after having been explored in alternating chapters. Discuss how this construction technique builds excitement and welds the two narratives together into a single story.

The book largely excuses General Masaharu Homma for the Bataan Death March, but at the post-war War Crimes Trial, he was convicted and executed. Discuss how the vantage point of time often modifies the historical perception of culpability.

Most of the American officers involved in planning the rescue mission believed the mission to be a good use of military force and, essentially, the "right" thing to do. Yet the prisoners rescued were not combat effective men. Discuss the morality of...

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