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Manila espionage

Statement of responsibility: by Claire Phillips (High-Pockets) and Myron B. Goldsmith
by Phillips, Claire.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Portland, Or. : Binfords & Mont, [1947]Description: [vi], 226 p. : plates, ports. ; 25 x 17 cm.ISBN: (hardbound).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | World War, 1939-1945 -- PhilippinesGeneral Note(s):
Memoir of Claire Phillips, resourceful spy who operated in Japanese-held Manila during World War II. - Roderick HallLanguage/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: Personal account of an American woman spy in Manila during the Japanese occupation. Phillips was an American woman who had worked in Manila as part of a musical group before the war. She had married, separated, returned to the US, but came back to Manila just months before the war began. She fell in love with a soldier and married him just after the war broke out; her husband became a prisoner of war, joining on the Death March. Phillips daringly organized a club for Japanese officers in order to win favors from the Japanese and to be able to send help to the prisoners of war; she also was able to obtain intelligence from her Japanese clients, which she smuggled to the guerrillas who forwarded the information to MacArthur’s headquarters. As a guerrilla agent, her code name was “High Pockets”; she continued to send assistance to prisoners of war and intelligence to MacArthur even though she had been arrested and tortured by the Japanese Kempeitai in Fort Santiago. She recounts her amazing story in this fast-paced book. This and Margaret Stansky’s "Miss U" are the classic eyewitness accounts of American women who hid their identities and worked to assist prisoners of war. - Prof. Ricardo T. Jose List(s) this item appears in: Drew's List of Items to Check Out | Afterwar: World War II Film Festival and Exhibit
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Roderick Hall Coll.
D 811.5 P515 1947 (Browse shelf) Available 14183

Memoir of Claire Phillips, resourceful spy who operated in Japanese-held Manila during World War II. - Roderick Hall


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