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This is a very unique item. After the Army Nurses who had been captured in 1942 were liberated in the Philippines, many were flown home on an ATC flight. This Menu lists their names and the majority of them signed it! There are some recognizable names on the menu if you have studied the history of these nurses.

 

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Salvage Sailor

At the moment, I'm reading Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila which includes many first hand accounts from these nurses who were imprisoned at Santo Tomas in Manila.

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At the moment, I'm reading Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila which includes many first hand accounts from these nurses who were imprisoned at Santo Tomas in Manila.

 

I have not seen that book before. Is it recent?

 

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Salvage Sailor
On 10/21/2019 at 8:54 AM, KASTAUFFER said:

 

I have not seen that book before. Is it recent?

 

Kurt

 

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Yep,

 

Publication Date: October 30, 2018 Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila by James M. Scott

 

A Historic First
Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila is the first American-authored book that deals on the subject.

 

“I was stunned to realize that there has never been an American book on the Battle of Manila,” shares Scott. “It stunned me that there has never been anything done on such a consequential story.”

 

“It was the only urban battle in the Pacific War, it has widespread civilian deaths and atrocities, Manila is a place with very close relations with the United States, and had been Douglas MacArthur’s hometown before the battle took place,” Scott says. “There were all these elements that you would normally think would have jumped at any other writer to get, but it just fell through the cracks.”

 

The author selected from tens of thousands of Filipino, American, and Japanese survivors’ unpublished testimonies and records from national archives and melded it all into one coherent storyline, shedding new light into the overwhelming, barbaric, and unbelievable depths that human cruelty could sink into.

 

Rampage was officially launched in the Philippines on February 12, 2019 at the Ayala Museum in partnership with the Filipinas Heritage Library and the official distributor, National Book Store.

 

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On 10/21/2019 at 11:35 AM, Salvage Sailor said:

At the moment, I'm reading Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila which includes many first hand accounts from these nurses who were imprisoned at Santo Tomas in Manila.

That's probably the best book I've ever read on the battle for Manila.  The first hand accounts are chilling and heartbreaking but that was the reality.

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Salvage Sailor

Re-reading Escape From Corregidor (1958) just now by Edgar Whitcomb (USAAC B-17 Navigator, Clark Field, fought on Bataan, was surrendered but escaped to Corregidor, fought on Corregidor & escaped back to Bataan and evaded for months, betrayed and recaptured in August 1942, sent to Fort Santiago disguised as a civilian miner, endured and survived interrogation, sent to Santo Tomas University but found a way to get to Shanghai under his alias....  you'll have to read the rest).

 

He was very familiar with and dated several nurses at Clark Field and Manila before the attack.  He met up with several of them in Santo Tomas before he left.  Some are on the menu above which started this topic.  Evelyn Whitlow, Anna (Ann) Williams, Alice Hahn, etc.

 

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Online Article from Histornet (for those who don't have access to the book)  Escape From Corregidor: The Story of Edgar Whitcomb

 

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