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Based on the true adventures of the US Navy PT Boat crews in the South Pacific at the very beginning of World War II; Source for John Ford's 1945 star-studded movie of the same name.
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A national bestseller when it was originally published in 1942 and the subject of a 1945 John Ford film featuring John Wayne, They Were Expendable offers an account of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three's heroic actions during the disastrous Philippine campaign early in World War II. The author uses an unusual and effective format to tell the story: an interview with the four young survivors whose names are forever linked with the tragedy - John Bulkeley, Robert Kelly, Anthony Akers, and George Cox. Deeply moving, it describes Squadron Three's brave exploits, from the first appearance of Japanese planes over Manila Bay to its calamitous end, including a thrilling account of Gen. Douglas MacArthur's escape from Bataan.
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Book Description Harcourt, 1942. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110151894957
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