By Bob Stahl
" while the japanese Imperial Forces invaded the Philippine Islands on the onset of worldwide battle II, they fast rounded up Allied voters on Luzon and imprisoned them as enemy extraterrestrial beings. those captured civilians have been handled inhumanely from the beginning, and information of the atrocities dedicated via the enemy quickly unfold to the extra distant islands to the south. listening to this, a number of the expatriates residing there refused to give up as their islands have been occupied. Fugitives, in response to the memoir of Jordan A. Hamner, tells the genuine tale of a tender civilian mining engineer trapped at the islands throughout the eastern invasion. rather than surrendering, he and American co-workers volunteered their prone to the Allied defense force engaged within the futile attempt to stave off the enemy onslaught. whilst the crushed defenders surrendered to the invaders, the 3 males fled farther into the disease-ridden mountainous jungle. After approximately a 12 months of nomadic wandering, they discovered a derelict, twenty-one foot lengthy lifeboat in a secluded coastal bay. Hoping to sail to freedom in Australia, the trio switched over the craft right into a sailboat, and known as it the "Or Else." they'd make it to Australia -- in any other case. With just a nationwide Geographic journal map of the Malacca Islands for navigation, Hamner, his compatriots, and Filipino crewmen sailed their unseaworthy craft fifteen hundred nautical miles over seas managed through the japanese army, touching land merely in brief to fill up meager rations or circumvent enemy vessels. After thirty perilous days at sea, marked by means of approximately disastrous encounters with adverse islanders, impending hunger, and tropical storms, the determined fugitives reached the welcome shorelines of Australia.
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Fugitives: Evading and Escaping the Japanese by Bob Stahl