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Conduct Under Fire

Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners of the Japanese
Narrated by: Arthur Morey
Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins
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The fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines are legendary in the annals of World War II. Those who survived faced the horrors of life as prisoners of the Japanese.

In Conduct Under Fire, John A. Glusman chronicles these events through the eyes of his father and three fellow Navy doctors captured on Corregidor in May 1942. Here are the dramatic stories of the fall of Bataan, the siege of "the Rock," the daily struggles to tend the sick, the wounded, and the dying, during some of the heaviest bombardments of World War II. Once captive, the doctors and corpsmen waged a desperate war against disease and starvation for nearly three and a half years, amid an enemy who viewed surrender as a disgrace. To survive, the four POWs tried to function as a family. But the ties that bind couldn't protect them from a ruthless counteroffensive waged by American submarines or from the B-29 raids that burned Japan's major cities to the ground. Based on extensive interviews with American, British, Australian, and Japanese veterans, as well as dairies, letters, and war crimes testimony, this is a harrowing account of a brutal clash of cultures, of a race war that escalated into total war.

©2006 John A. Glusman (P)2006 Random House Audio

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very good

just to let you know if you're considering purchasing this book there are a few times throughout the recording that a sentence is repeated I think it is where the person reading the book took a break ans came back and reread the last sentence it didn't bother me but I'm sure it would bother some people a very good book and I do recommend it