"The true story of U.S. Marine Edmond Babler who was forced to surrender during the early days of the U.S. involvement in World War II when the fortress Island of Corregidor fell to the Japanese. ... this manuscript, transcribed from his own narrative, is Ed's story from the time he joined the Marine Corps until his return from 1,220 days of brutal captivity in Japanese prisoner of war camps."--Cover.
On December 8, 1941, Japanese troops methodically took over the U.S. Marine guard posts at Peiping and Tientsin, causing both to surrender. Imprisoned first at Woosung and then at Kiangwan in China, the men were forced to laboriously construct a replica of Mount Fujiyama. It soon became apparent that their mountain was to be used as a rifle range. In 1945 the author was among those transferred to the coal mining camp at Uteshinai in Japan. Recounted here are descriptions of the living and working conditions at the prison camps in China, the treatment of American prisoners by their Japanese captors, and how the POWs were able to hold themselves together. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
From medical school to the military, May 1939-December
The route to the Philippines, December 1940-February
Sternberg General Hospital in peacetime, February 1941-December
Sternberg at war, December 7, 1941-January 7,
General Hospital #2, Bataan, January 7, 1942-April 9,
Prisoners of the Japanese, April 9, 1942-June 1,
Cabanatuan I, June
Cabanatuan II, July 1942-December
Bilibid revisited, February
Enoura Maru, February-March
Camp Kamiso, Japan, March 1944-June
Camp Bibai, Japan, July 1945-August
"The grisly procession of dead had grown alarmingly...men who had endured the terrible ordeal of Bataan, who were 10,000 miles from home, and who then died in the most miserable conditions. For me, as a doctor, the most distressing thought was that they could have been saved, almost without exception, by proper diet and medical care." Imprisoned by the Japanese in 1942, Lieutenant John Bumgarner, U.S. Army Medical Corps, attempted to care for the survivors of the Bataan Death March. A lack of medical supplies, coupled with poor diet and unsanitary living conditions, made the task virtually impossible. Dr. Bumgarner was imprisoned until the Japanese surrender in 1945, all the while attending to his fellow prisoners of war who often had little chance of survival. His powerful story is a strong reminder of the brutality of war and captivity. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Washington, DC : Regnery Gateway ; New York, NY : Distributed to the trade by Kampmann, c1988.
Book — xvi, 304 p.,  p. of plates : ports. ; 24 cm.
Using elite Allied special forces, spies, and resistance movements, the secret war against Hitler's Germany and the Nazi war machine played a major part in Germany's defeat. This is a revealing account, combining an insider's knowledge with an historian's perspective, of the secret war against Hitler, by the former director of the CIA. Hired by William "Wild Bill" Donovan - the founder of the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA - William Casey was sent to London and in just over two years became head of secret intelligence at the age of thirty-one. Writing from his unique, and central, vantage point, Casey not only reveals the critical role of allied intelligence and covert operations, but unflinchingly records, along with the triumphs, the tragic blunders and internal clashes that marred the record from Normandy to Hiroshima. "The Secret War Against Hitler" shows how the Allies gathered intelligence, used it, and misused it. (source: Nielsen Book Data)