From Library Journal
For this 1982 volume, the author interviewed numerous participants of the Philippine campaign of 1941-42 to produce a more intimate account than most histories of this critical engagement against the Japanese forces. This title remains "eminently readable and belongs in most World War II collections" (LJ 5/1/82).
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Morris's work is unusual. It has freshness and intimacy that other books on the subject lack....Eminently readable. (Library Journal
vividly conveys the circumstances of men fighting hunger, dystentery, and malaria, as well as the rapidly encroaching Japanese; the effects of massive and sustained bombardment upon civilians and troops penned within the confines of the island and tunnels of Corregidor; and the wide variations of behavior among units and individuals as it became apparent that, for all the rhetoric issuing from Washington, no relieving force was going to arrive. (Times Literary Supplement