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“[A] actually uplifting story of deliverance from definite dying… a deeply own learn, within which the reader is drawn into the highs and lows of the motion, the tragedy and the salvation, simply because Moore has so effectively drawn out the characters…. Compelling studying and tough to place down.”—Naval History

The heroic tale of 11 American POWs who defied definite loss of life in international battle II—As stable as Dead is an unforgettable account of the Palawan bloodbath survivors and their bold escape.  

In overdue 1944, the Allies invaded the Japanese-held Philippines, and shortly the tip of the Pacific struggle was once within sight. yet for the final a hundred and fifty American prisoners of warfare nonetheless hung on the island of Palawan, there will be no salvation. After years of slave exertions, hunger, ailment, and torture, their worst fears have been approximately to be learned. On December 14, with computer weapons informed on them, they have been herded underground into shallow air raid shelters—death pits dug with their very own hands. 

Japanese infantrymen doused the shelters with fuel and set them on hearth. a few thirty prisoners controlled to bolt from the fiery carnage, operating a deadly gauntlet of computer gun fireplace and bayonets to leap from the cliffs to the rocky Palawan coast. through the subsequent morning, simply 11 males have been left alive—but their determined trip to freedom had simply begun. 

As stable as useless is one of many maximum get away tales of global battle II, and one who few americans understand. The 11 survivors of the Palawan Massacre—some badly wounded and burned—spent weeks evading jap patrols. They scrounged for nutrition and water, swam shark-infested bays, and wandered via treacherous jungle terrain, hoping to discover pleasant Filipino guerrillas. Their persistence, choice, and braveness within the face of loss of life make this a gripping and encouraging saga of survival.

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