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Bataan, death march, Capas : a tale of Japanese cruelty and American injustice /

Statement of responsibility: by Corban K. Alabado ; illustrations by Luke G. Alabado
by Alabado, Corban K.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco : Sulu Books, c1995Edition: 1st. U.S. ed.Description: x, 119 p., [1] p. : ill. , 19 x 14 cm.ISBN: 188776450X (softbound).Subject(s): Prisoners of war -- Philippines -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Philippine | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | 31st Division (Philippine Army) | Bataan | Death March | Filipino veterans | personal account – Filipino | Philippine defense campaign | POW Camp O’DonnellLanguage/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: Personal account of a University of the Philippines law student called to active service in October 1941. Proud and unused to army life, he was a recalcitrant sergeant who did not follow orders, but eventually learned to fit in with the advent of war. Assigned to the 31st Division, Philippine Army, he was a driver with the division motor pool, and served in Zambales and Bataan. With Bataan’s surrender, he became a prisoner of war and participated in the Death March. In prison camp, he was conscripted by the Japanese to drive trucks, before he was released. While driving a truck he was ordered by a Japanese soldier, he got into an accident and the Japanese was killed. Alabado was not charged for killing the soldier, he was eventually released from camp. Although his life under the Japanese was difficult, he considers the post-war failure of the US to recognize Filipino veterans as more painful. - Prof. Ricardo T. Jose List(s) this item appears in: Afterwar: World War II Film Festival and Exhibit
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Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books, Monographs Books, Monographs Filipinas Heritage Library
Main Library Holdings
D 805 .P6 A44 1995 (Browse shelf) Item withdrawn 12770
Books, Monographs Books, Monographs Filipinas Heritage Library
Roderick Hall Coll.
RHC - Personal Narratives D 805 .P6 A44 1995 (Browse shelf) Available 14045

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