Today in History
August 10, 1944
Most of the Imperial Army Leaves Guam
After a 13 day bombardment and 20 days of fighting, American forces recapture Guam, a US territory that had been under Japanese control since 1941.The U.S. is now positioned to mount offensives in the Axis-occupied Philippines and on the Japanese mainland. Under instructions to never surrender, some Japanese retreat to the jungle. Fearing execution, the last Imperial Army serviceman does not come out of hiding until 1972.
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Retracing the route of captured American and Filipino soldiers on the Bataan Peninsula in World War II, the author grapples with their sacrifice
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