I SAW THE FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES by Col. Carolos P. Romulo

I SAW THE FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In charge of press and radio during the siege of the Philippines, close friend of General MacArthur and now his aide de camp, Col. Romulo writes his version of the story of Corregidor and Bataan and the boys that ""were trapped like rats but dying like men"". When Manila was declared an open city, Romulo joined MacArthur at Corregidor, and from there carried on his ""Voice of Freedom"" radio station to the boys on the front lines. He went frequently to the ""fox holes of Bataan"" to carry news, encouragement and hope; and there witnessed the horrors they endured of hunger, gangrene, malaria, dysentery. When MacArthur was ordered out, Romulo stayed on, though he knew there was a heavy price on his head. Finally, with the fall of Bataan, he was ordered to leave and was actually ""last man out"" in an old amphibian plane. Another version of an heroic saga, which reads movingly.

Pub Date: Dec. 31st, 1942
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran