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Before General MacArthur could fulfill his stirring promise of "I shall return" and retake the Philippines from Japanese control, a remarkable rescue mission would have to take place. Captured American soldiers, emaciated and ill from brutal mistreatment, were still being held at the notorious Cabanatuan prison camp. A small band of Army Rangers set out on a daring rescue effort: to penetrate thirty miles into Japanese-controlled territory, storm the camp, and escape with the POWs, carrying them if necessary.

Breuer recounts in searing, meticulous detail the full story of this thrilling true-life adventure and inspiring testament to American heroism and grit.

©1994 William B. Breuer (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

"An exciting narrative presented by a first-rate storyteller." (Publishers Weekly)
"The book's great virtue is that it allows a number of the rapidly diminishing band of survivors of the whole experience to have their say." (Booklist)

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • PCB
  • 08/11/2005

A Great Story

The quality of the narration and the gripping nature of the story of the rescue of several hundred American POW's made this one of the best audible books I've listened to in the last few years. Higly, highly recommended for WWII buffs as well as for those who like an adventure.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Eunice
  • 12/02/2009

A story which must not be forgotten!

I downloaded this book after viewing a documentary about the raid on Cabanatuan. The movie left me wanting more detail, and this title wonderfully provided it. The story of Bataan and the eventual rescue is rivetting. Patrick Lawlor is an excellent narrator for this type of story. Listen!!!! This one's a winner!!!!

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • S. Breitenbach
  • 20/08/2012

The Other Side Of "I Shall Return"

This is an amazing story. I particularly enjoyed the parts about the Filipino Resistance to the occupation and their efforts to help the POW's at great cost and personal risk. Heroism abounds...

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Luis
  • 17/10/2006

OK for WWII fans

I read this after reading Ghost Soldiers, one of the best WWII books I have read, so it was kind of a let down. It did give a different perspective on Raid. Ghost Solders was more about the raid itself, where this book talked more about the camp and the under ground that help the prisoners.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 18/09/2012

Learned so much and was captivated by the story.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because there's so much that is untaught in US schools about the liberation of the Philippines in WW2. Was amazing to hear about everything that happened. Was shocked that I learned nothing of it until now. I'm so happy that I randomly decided to listen to this audio book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I shall return!

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lisa
  • 15/01/2021

a good one on my library. it lies between some.

sorry thatbI rave. but it was good. I learn alot. and i never knew much of what I heard

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Gary Potter
  • 17/12/2020

Unforgettable History lesson!!!

This was a perfectly written, excellent account of the occupation of the Country by the Japanese, the capture of American soldiers and their Filipino and other allies. It explains the horrific ordeal the prisoners went through on the Batan Death March and the following imprisonment. The tale ends with McAuthor’s return and liberation of the prison camp. Well worth the read or listen on audible!!!

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • MB
  • 16/12/2020

Amazing story, heroic strength of the POWs.

The stories and background leading up to the rescue do a great job of making you understand the isolation of the POWs. The details of the men who made the rescue, and all those who helped along the way are incredible. The narrator seemed to fit right into the era.

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Just_Shoppin
  • 19/10/2020

If you heard one you heard’m all

I love these type of stories in movies but this book bored me to the point I could not complete. But for some this would be awesome I think.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Garret
  • 18/10/2020

amazing history

One should feel lucky to not have to live that horror. One should also embrace the sacrifice to make this a world of hope and honor

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  • Generale
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  • G Hill
  • 27/06/2017

Cabanatuan

Astounding. I'm an ex para and it brought me to tears.
Congratulations to all the people concerned.
Ex 2 para.

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