Loss of life, destruction, unending pain and misery - the results of war never seem to make sense. But war is also a breeding ground for illogical occurrences, coincidences, premonitions, mysteries, and twists of fate. Over 100 of these events are detailed here.
"Many neat points for non-history buffs."
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...
"A Great Story"
Going beyond the well-known history, this book offers World War II buffs and history fans something altogether different. Just beneath the surface of the traditional perspectives and legendary events lurks a vast and shadowy world of virtually untraceable maneuvers, deceptive appearances, and confidences betrayed.