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Some Survived An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death March and the Men Who Lived Through ItEd on Bataan had perishedBut this is not a chronicle of despair It is instead the story of how men can suffer even the most desperate conditions and in their will to retain their humanity triumph over appalling adversity An epic of uiet heroism Some Survived is a harrowing poignant and inspiring tale that lifts the hear. As a Clemson grad this is a must read Can’t fathom the hell these men went through The Death March was only the beginning of their torture A great read for the WWII history buff

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Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death March and the Men Who Lived Through It free read ï 106 ¾ Manny Lawton was a twenty three year old Army captain on April 8 1942 when orders came to surrender to the Japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands ThManny Lawton was a twenty three year old Army captain on April 8 1942 when orders came to surrender to the Japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands The next day he and his fellow American and Filipino prisoners set out on the infamous Bataan Death March a forced six day sixty mile trek under a broiling tropical s. I cried than once while reading this book for those who lived through this truly horrific experience for those who endured the atrocities for as long as possible and died during their captivity for the families and friends who had no idea what was happening to their loved ones who were POW's and I cried because it truly humbles me and awes me as to the strength of the human mind and spirit and what can be endured It makes me feel like a sissy as I go through my own trials; it inspires me to try harder to cheerfully endure The great majority of the men who survived prison camps had a strong faith in God they never stopped believing and never stopped encouraging and supporting their fellowmen As an appendix there are copies of the paperwork regarding the trials of the Japanese war criminals which I found very interesting Manny Lawton did a remarkable job of remembering names and giving credit to all those he knew and came in contact with A moving account A favorite passage from the book and I'm sorry if it is a tiny spoiler That night sometime between Jan and Mar 1945 Captain Henry D Leitner my closest friend passed away His death was than another sadness for me It shocked and stunned and left me feeling alone and abandoned I had become so accustomed to seeing men die by bullet bomb by disease starvation and exposure thousands of them in every cruel way that I thought I was hardened against sentiment emotion and tears But now I buried my face in my blanket and wept Something went out of me that day with Henry's death; something of the poetic beauty of thought and feeling of kindness and consideration and understanding which comes with true friendship But he left me with memories of occasional laughter and of helping each other through tough times of sharing what was scarce and of looking ahead to the future with hope Most important his death broke away the defensive shell which I had built around my mind and heart to steel me against the hurt of tragedy In the midst of my sorrow I felt solace in the rediscovered ability to shed tears and to mourn the loss of a friend Whatever else might happen I was surviving as a human being

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Un during which approximately eleven thousand men died or were bayoneted clubbed or shot to death by the Japanese Yet terrible as the Death March was for Manny Lawton and his comrades it was only the beginning When the war ended in August 1945 it is estimated that some 57 percent of the American troops who had surrender. This eyewitness account is very disturbing to say the least Graphic descriptions of starvation abuse both physical and mental brutality and humiliation A book where the stench of death is almost on every page Sometimes heroes are not found on the battlefield These men fought back the only way they could by surviving and assisting others to survive as wellNot a pleasant read but I highly recommend it to any and all who may have thought they knew about the Bataan Death March and subseuent treatment A Real Eye opener of a read