- Paperback: 169 pages
- Publisher: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub; 1St Edition edition (October 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786418222
- ISBN-13: 978-0786418220
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Last Man Out: Glenn McDole, USMC, Survivor of the Palawan Massacre in World War II 1St Edition Edition
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"exceptionally researched and written...valuable...worth reading"--Military Review; "once started, it will be difficult for any reader to put down Last Man Out until the final page is read. Once finished, it will be difficult for any reader to forget the horrors that the American POWs at Palawan endured, or the triumph of the human spirit in the survival of eleven men who were supposed to die on December 14, 1944"--WWII Forums.
About the Author
Retired journalist and reporter Bob Wilbanks was vice president of editorial at Stover Publishing Company for ten years. He lives in Urbandale, Iowa.
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Since Dad and Uncle Evan were not on Palawan at the time of the massacre, Mr. Wilbanks does not mention what happened to them after the war.
Dad and Evan Bunn continued as POWs working in the mines in Japan until the end of the war. Evan had heard so much about dad's sister that he proclaimed he would marry one of them. When the two returned to the U.S., they stopped to see Evan's family then went on to Dad's home. Evan married Dad's sister Anita November 10 1945.
Clarence Clough died September 6, 1985
Evan Bunn died May 12, 1989
Mr. McDole's story was riveting, stomach-turning and blood-pressure-raising all at the same time. I had never heard of Palawan before reading "Unbroken", the story of Louis Zamperini and his odessey as a POW in Japan. Mr. McDole writes about maggot-ridden rice balls - that was their food, prison guards who would brutally beat prisoners for fun, and setting prisoners on fire - then shooting them when they ran.
This is a story of not only historical happenings, but also a story of the Marine spirit. I have never met a Marine personally (my family was Army), but the Marine attitude of never leaving anyone behind and overcoming, just to rub their captors' nose in it, is inspiring.
I highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in military stories. I cried, I cheered, I became angry at times. Any book that can rouse so many emotions in me, deserves 5 stars.
There was only 1 guard who I will look up on the computer who ever showed the prisoners any kindness,why do we as humans treat our fellow humans so wickedly ? We will all die some day and answer to our creator so why mistreat people along the way ?--Anyway if you like war stories get this book,you will not be dissapointed.
that mentions and goes over war crime trials in Japan finding many Japanese
military members guilty. Many were hung, killed by firing squad or committed suicide
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