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TEN ESCAPE FROM TOJO

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One year after the event, this grim story has now been told, through international newspaper release, and pictorially, with the text from which this is expanded, in Life. (Col. Dyess' story is appearing on Putnam's list -- we've had no galleys on that.)...Here are the last days of Corregidor and Bataan, the capture of the stronghold by the Japs, the ""death march"" to the various prison camps at Passy, Old Bilibide, O'Donnell, Cabanatuan and finally Davao, from which the authors, who had met at Cabanatuan, and eight others managed to escape, with the aid of two Filipino guides, who had been jailed for murder. Here are the military, physical and personal indignities offered by their victors; here is starvation, illness, brutality -- and frequent deaths; here is the pattern of existence and the treatment to which military prisoners were subjected by prison officials, interpreters, Japanese soldiers and staff officers. From human torture to cold-blooded murder -- and yet American morale and courage were sustained. Eleven months of prison camp existence, the development of plans for escape, the dangers, almost a miss at the last, the jungle and their adventures, and eventual escape to Australia, details of which are still not revealed, -- this is their story. It should serve as the answer to those who want a negotiated peace.

Pub Date: March 13th, 1944
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart