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A Part Of History, July 4 2004
I bought this book after a friend recommended it to me. She knew that my father survived the Bataan Death March & was a POW for almost 3 years, had been held at the Cabantuan prison camp & was there when this rescue took place. Funny to see the postcard shown in the book and I have the same one my father sent all those years ago.
My father is gone now, I only wish he could have read this book. It took years but at the urging of his family he finally wrote down in journal form the suffering and cruelty he received and saw handed out.
As the years went by his one great saddness was the fact that so many people, adults among them, had never even heard of the Bataan Death March. This is some small part of history that should be taught to our school children in a history class, but for some reason has been neglected.
Thank-you Hampton Sides for bringing this true life story to generations of people.