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From the beginning. Two young men in the Marine Corps have been sent to Wake Island to defend it. They are among another few who are there without hesitation. When the island falls to the Japanese, they are taken prisoner. Elsewhere a construction crew building on an island nearby has a supervisor who was take prisoner as well. They end up with a lot of other prisoners in a Korean port and board a slave train headed north to work crystal and salt mines on the Korean and Mongolian boarder. The train is hijacked by the prisoners and they escape to form a renegade bunch which turn the Japanese occupiers into twists and turns trying to re-capture them. There are American Marines, Australians, and several Chinese captors who are very inventive. They are there for over two years and finally taken out to return to duty. Lively action, personal heroism, and life and death struggles. This is not to reinvent World War II, but to tell a piece of history that might have actually happened. One can never tell, however, since many secrets hide in the deepest parts of the military archives.
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Book Description Warren Communications, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0945949391