Told in the voices of the soldiers, doctors, and nurses who were the untested but valiant defenders of Corregidor, the tiny island fortress of Generals Macarthur and Wainwright; Corregidor is the remarkable history of forty American and Filipino survivors. Before Pearl Harbor, American servicemen in the Philippines led a life of colonial ease. But from December 1941 to May 1942, defeated and humiliated by the Japanese and deceived by Washington, they fought and dies to buy America some desperately needed time to regroup and respond to the Japanese onslaught in the Pacific.
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Morris is the author of numerous military histories.Review:
Morris's work is unusual. It has freshness and intimacy that other books on the subject lack....Eminently readable. (Library Journal)
Corregidor vividly conveys the circumstances of men fighting hunger, dystentery, and malaria, as well as the rapidly encroaching Japanese; the effects of massive and sustained bombardment upon civilians and troops penned within the confines of the island and tunnels of Corregidor; and the wide variations of behavior among units and individuals as it became apparent that, for all the rhetoric issuing from Washington, no relieving force was going to arrive. (Times Literary Supplement)
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091464900