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Multi-Media Review: IN THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY: AMERICA SURRENDERS AN ARMY (Video) : AH

8/19/2000 • American History, Reviews

IN THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY: AMERICA SURRENDERS AN ARMY, Cavalry Capital Management, $19.95.

After a brutal four-month battle with the Japanese in the Philippines, 25,000 outgunned and outmanned American soldiers on the brink of starvation were ordered to surrender by the American command. The story of the resulting Bataan Death March, the misery of existence in the prison camps, and life aboard the “Hell Ships,” where thousands died while being transported to Japan for slave labor, is examined in this 65-minute program narrated by Brian Dennehy. Using graphic black and white film footage captured from the Japanese, photographs, and moving interviews with survivors, the video recounts the horrors that American soldiers endured at the hands of their captors.

 

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