Type: BookPublisher: Bataan : Valour Press, c2006Description: 260 p. : ill. 23 x 16 cm.ISBN: 9789719360704 (softbound).Subject(s): Phillips, Claire, 1908-1960 | Spies -- Philippines -- Biography | Spies -- United States -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Philippines | aid for POWsLanguage/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: Researched account of Claire Phillips, an American civilian resident of Manila before the war, who married an American soldier just after the start of the war.
Unable to join her husband in Bataan, she became a spy for the guerrillas by operating a night club (the Tsubaki Club) in Manila for Japanese officers, and obtaining information from her customers. Phillips also tried to send aid to the prisoners of war in Camp O’Donnell and in Cabanatuan as well as to the guerrillas. High Pockets was the code name she used in the underground.
Ms. Binkowski, a native of Bataan, interviewed surviving veterans in the US and the Philippines for this book. She also discusses the historical markers in Bataan which she helped construct or rehabilitate. The reader, however, has to be careful of a number of errors in the book. - Prof. Ricardo T. JoseList(s) this item appears in: Drew's List of Items to Check Out
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