Escape From Davao
John D. Lukacs recalls the escape of ten American POWs from the Japanese prison camp, the Davao Penal Colony on the southern Philippine… read more
John D. Lukacs recalls the escape of ten American POWs from the Japanese prison camp, the Davao Penal Colony on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on April 4, 1943. The imprisoned men were survivors of the Bataan Death March. The author recounts their escape, their return to the United States, and orders given to them by the American government and military to remain silent until the U.S. decided to enact plans to enter the Philippines. John D. Lukacs discussed his book at the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia. close
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