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Books, Films and Articles about the Rescue of Prisoners of War in the Los Banos Internment Camp, Philippines, February 23, 1945.
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Books, Films and Articles about the Rescue of Prisoners of War in the Los Banos Internment Camp, Philippines, February 23, 1945.

The following are urls taken from the first page of the Google search for the World War II raid on Los Banos Internment Camp in the Philippines. . It was the most successful raid during WWII and is almost entirely forgotten. No prisoners’ lives were lost.  My own story is here: https://www.amazon.com/Only-Grace-God-Pamela-Brink/dp/148084070X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Raid on Los...

Little Known WWII Facts: Death rates among Civilian POWs in the Philippines
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Little Known WWII Facts: Death rates among Civilian POWs in the Philippines

The following statistics were provided by Angus Lorenzen bacepow@earthlink.net and Martin Meadows mmmeadows2@verizon.net (1) The number of internees fluctuated [at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp or STIC], but usually was around 4,000; people were constantly entering and leaving (e.g., missionaries for a time, the sick, and the elderly), and it has been estimated that, altogether,...

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Deciding Which Illustrations to Include in “Only by the Grace of God”

One of the most difficult decisions I had to make in producing this book was which pictures and documents to include and which to leave out. Since every illustration increased the cost of the project, I needed to keep the number of illustrations down. Some family pictures came from my cousin, Bill Mattas, and some...