Book report ghost soldier

Nevertheless, I found the constant jumping back and forth Book report ghost soldier the story of the prisoners of war and High Pockets which goes together nicelyto that of the Rangers two years in the future, to be both distracting and highly annoying.

I highly recommend this book to any serious student of the Pacific war, both for its telling of a forgotten story, but mainly for its high emotional impact.

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And to finally cap the horror, there is a discussion of various tortures and murders frequently unprovokedinflicted by the guards upon the prisoners. The book also discusses the fundamental differences in culture and errors in judgment not the least of which was the assumption that there were only 25, American and Filipino troops to be captured and provided for on Bataan when the actual number was closer tothat set the stage for the atrocities.

I think that it was a nasty battle that deserved more attention in this book. I felt very sorry for the Ranger that accidentally shot and killed his fellow Ranger in the dark. Advertisement The description of so many Japanese tanks and of the rivalry between competing Filipino guerrilla bands at the very end of the rescue are smaller surprises.

The rescue is delayed for 24 hours and is then executed after a very delicate approach to the camp. Once the Death March has been completed, the book explores the diseases, starvation and neglect suffered by the prisoners in even more disgusting detail once they arrived at the prisoner of war camps.

Finally, after the prisoners are rescued and sent home to San Francisco, the city turns out en masse to provide a welcome that will bring tears to your eyes. Sprinkled in between these two stories is the third story of the Rangers that have been given the mission of rescuing the prisoners before the Japanese decide to kill them.

The book as a whole is riveting.

Paperback ISBN X This book is an emotional roller coaster ride with three different stories more or less meshed into one. At the same time, the story is interspersed with all of the heroic efforts of native Filipinos and of captured doctors and clergy to save fellow prisoners.

Eventually High Pockets is caught by the Japanese secret police, tortured, and condemned to death. Soon she is using the proceeds of the night club to buy medicine and concentrated orange juice to smuggle into the prison camps.

That was truly awful. But for some inexplicable reason, she is placed in solitary confinement where she is found by American troops after the fall of Manila.

The book also has numerous interesting tidbits spread through out the story. This is a very suspenseful story as when the rangers arrive at the prison camp with about three hundred Japanese soldiers in it, they also find tens of thousands of retreating Japanese soldiers, tanks and trucks rumbling down the road next to the prison camp.

Emotionally this book delves into graphic detail of the truly disgusting atrocities committed over and over again by many Japanese soldiers and Japanese police against both prisoners of war and civilians of all nationalities and races that came under their control.

The rancid fish heads in the rice that caused all of the soldiers necks to become limp for an hour after eating the rice was both horrifying and amazing.Ghost Soldiers is an enthralling, deeply disturbing look at the horrors of war.

It is impossible to read this book without wondering uneasily how you, the reader, would respond if forced to undergo the monstrous trials described with such immediacy by Hampton Sides. Ghost soldiers is a thrilling World War 2 book and Mr. sides tells the story very well giving the captives, captures, and rescuers personalities alike.

My opinion is that this book is vibrantly, powerful and seems alive on the page/5(). Ghost Soldier by, Elaine M.

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The book Ghost Soldiers, is an emotional roller coaster ride with three different stories more or less meshed into one.

Ghost Soldiers - book review

Emotionally this book delves into graphic detail of the truly disgusting atrocities committed over and over again by many Japanese soldiers and Japanese police against both prisoners of war and civilians of all nationalities and races that came under their control.

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