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'Tears In The Darkness'

Another fantastic book has come out very recently- this one written about the Bataan Death March.  Being interested in this horrific escapade in US history since I was little, I am very interested in getting my hands on this book.


I've not yet read it (will do so very soon) but the books site, with some outstanding video (if you visit the site, start with the vids- VERY compelling) is extremely good reading.  I became interested in the Bataan march when I was very young; I would see survivors of Bataan visit Camp Perry, Ohio (just outside Port Clinton) and they kept a marker and presence there to commemorate the 32 men from Co C, 192d Tanker BN that were captured and forced into the march.  Only 10 of them survived the march and imprisonment to return home to Ohio.

The book details events around Ben Steele, now 92, who on April 9, 1942, after ninety-nine days of battle in the Phillipines, was captured by the Japanese and spent one thousand two hundred and forty-four days as a prisoner of war.  Now, if that's not something heroic to survive, I surely don't know what is.

For me, this falls into the realm of the Ghost Soldiers book, another fantastic tale of a rescue mission in the Philippines.  Another choice book, if you have the means.